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This strain is different from the previous outbreak, when H5N1 had been detected among the migratory birds, she said adding that both these strains are highly pathogenic.(PTI)

Second wave of bird flu kills hundred birds in Himachal Pradesh

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Bird flu had first been confirmed among migratory water-birds at Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in early January that left around 5,000 birds dead in a month.
On Sunday, the state had reported deaths of 381 birds amid an avian influenza scare. (HT Photo)
On Sunday, the state had reported deaths of 381 birds amid an avian influenza scare. (HT Photo)

Bird flu confirmed in Maharashtra’s Palghar, says deputy collector

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:28 PM IST
  • Bird flu has been confirmed in Palghar, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, after 45 chickens died on Wednesday at a poultry farm
Culling of birds was done to prevent the spread of bird flu as H5N8 virus was reported in two districts of Kerala Alapuzha and Kottayam, in Alapuzha district in January. (ANI Photo )
Culling of birds was done to prevent the spread of bird flu as H5N8 virus was reported in two districts of Kerala Alapuzha and Kottayam, in Alapuzha district in January. (ANI Photo )

Explained: What is H5N8? Strain of bird flu virus 1st to infect humans in Russia

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Seven workers at a poultry plant in Russia's south were infected with the H5N8 strain after an outbreak in birds in December last year.
People got suspicious two days ago when chickens started dying in two farms in Kodiyathur and Vengeri villages prompting authorities to send samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the presence of avian flu, officials said. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
People got suspicious two days ago when chickens started dying in two farms in Kodiyathur and Vengeri villages prompting authorities to send samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the presence of avian flu, officials said. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

All you need to know about H5N8 strain of avian flu

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:33 PM IST
  • The H5N8 is a sub-type of the Influenza A virus that causes flu-like symptoms in birds and mammals. Before Russia reported its first case of human transmission H5N8 was largely believed to be restricted to birds and poultry.
Anna Popova,praised "the important scientific discovery," saying "time will tell" if the virus can further mutate. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Anna Popova,praised "the important scientific discovery," saying "time will tell" if the virus can further mutate. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Government Pool Photo via AP)(AP)

Russia says detected first case of H5N8 avian flu in humans

UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:05 PM IST
  • "Information about the world's first case of transmission of the avian flu (H5N8) to humans has already been sent to the World Health Organization," the head of Russia's health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said in televised remarks.
Jalandhar: Chickens inside a cage at a poultry farm, in Jalandhar, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Amid bird flu scare, four samples of heron have been sent from a Jalandhar-based lab to Bhopal for confirmation. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_15_2021_000085B)(PTI)
Jalandhar: Chickens inside a cage at a poultry farm, in Jalandhar, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Amid bird flu scare, four samples of heron have been sent from a Jalandhar-based lab to Bhopal for confirmation. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_15_2021_000085B)(PTI)

9 states have bird flu in poultry, 12 in migratory birds, says govt

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 07:34 PM IST
“Till 24th January, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in 9 states for poultry birds and in 12 states for Crow/Migratory/Wild birds,” the ministry of animal husbandry said.
Control and Containment Operations (Cleaning and Disinfection) are going on in the affected epicenters of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Kerala.(HT Photo)
Control and Containment Operations (Cleaning and Disinfection) are going on in the affected epicenters of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Kerala.(HT Photo)

Central government confirms bird flu infections in poultry birds in 9 states

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:45 PM IST
"Till January 23, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (bird flu) have been confirmed in 9 States for poultry birds and in 12 states for Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds," informed the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
A horticulture team member catches a goose for medication, following reports of bird flu cases, at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (PTI)
A horticulture team member catches a goose for medication, following reports of bird flu cases, at Sanjay Lake in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (PTI)

From J-K to Kerala, bird flu spreads to 13 Indian states, union territories

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:52 PM IST
The outbreak, gripping the length of the country, has been detected in 13 states - Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.
Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)
Following the letter from Delhi government’s animal husbandry unit, the Archeological Survey of India issued an order to keep Red Fort shut for visitors till Thursday (January 21).(PTI)

Bird flu: Red Fort shut till January 26 after sample of dead crow tests positive

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:21 AM IST
The Delhi government’s animal husbandry department said around 15 crows were found dead on the premises of the Red Fort last week after which their samples were sent to Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar, Punjab.
In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)
In a statement issued, the ministry also said that the zoo authorities have been directed to use disinfectant spray of lime juice.(HT/File Photo)

Delhi zoo reports first bird flu death, doubles down on safety measures

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:11 AM IST
Environment ministry officials confirmed that with the positive case at Delhi zoo, safety protocol at the premises had been intensified. The only solace this time, as compared to the last avian flu breakout at the zoo in 2016, is that this time the zoo is already closed for the general public.
Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Vendors at Ghazipur poultry market organise their stock on Friday( Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Poultry sale resumes after brief pause, traders say demand low

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:09 AM IST
On Friday, the Ghazipur wholesale poultry market opened after being temporarily shut since last Sunday as a preventive measure against bird flu. Traders, however, expressed concerns over declined demand, with a large section of people apparently avoiding consumption of chicken.
The Centre has also directed states to maintain adequate stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations.(PTI)
The Centre has also directed states to maintain adequate stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations.(PTI)

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 10 states so far: Govt

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:55 PM IST
States have been asked to build awareness among the public and avoid the spread of misinformation.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, who is is Assam, said on Monday that the party has always given due recognition to the state's culture, language and identity
Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, who is is Assam, said on Monday that the party has always given due recognition to the state's culture, language and identity

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP will return to power in Assam, says Nadda

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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Food served to the animals is disinfected and also the keepers have been asked to keep a watch on the behaviour of birds and report any change(HT/File Photo)
Food served to the animals is disinfected and also the keepers have been asked to keep a watch on the behaviour of birds and report any change(HT/File Photo)

Bird flu: Lucknow zoo shuts bird enclosures for visitors as precaution

Reported by HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:43 PM IST
  • No outside vehicle is allowed on the campus and visitors have to use hand sanitisers before entering.
Birds at Hauz Khas lake, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Birds at Hauz Khas lake, New Delhi. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Bird flu hits Delhi; culling begins at Sanjay Lake park, more to be shut

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Eight of the 109 samples sent to various laboratories tested positive for avian influenza on Monday morning, officials said
The Delhi government has decided to close the Ghazipur poultry market for 10 days owing to concerns over the spread of bird flu. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The Delhi government has decided to close the Ghazipur poultry market for 10 days owing to concerns over the spread of bird flu. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Amid surge in bird flu cases, scientists say risk of spread to humans low

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Bird flu epidemics have been confirmed so far by the Bhopal-based NIHSAD in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
Amid a bird flu scare in different parts of the country, 17 more ducks were found dead at Sanjay Lake on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare it an "alert zone"(PTI)
Amid a bird flu scare in different parts of the country, 17 more ducks were found dead at Sanjay Lake on Sunday, prompting authorities to declare it an "alert zone"(PTI)

Delhi's Sanjay Lake declared 'alert zone' after 17 more ducks found dead

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 09:35 PM IST
This comes a day after the Delhi Development Authority closed the famous water body-cum-park following the death of 10 ducks on the premises. The samples from the dead ducks have been sent for testing to ascertain whether bird flu was the cause of death.
New Delhi: A man carries chicken at Ghazipur Murga Mandi, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The poultry market in Delhi will remain closed for 10 days due to the outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, in several parts of the country. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI01_09_2021_000108B)(PTI)
New Delhi: A man carries chicken at Ghazipur Murga Mandi, in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The poultry market in Delhi will remain closed for 10 days due to the outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, in several parts of the country. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI01_09_2021_000108B)(PTI)

Bird flu scare reduces demand for chicken, increases demand for mutton

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:43 PM IST
With bird flu reports making headlines across the country, chicken shop owners in Thiruvananthapuram said their business has been hit hard. The price of mutton has climbed up to 800 per kilogram.
Ten ducks were found dead in Delhi's Sanjay Lake on Saturday.(PTI)
Ten ducks were found dead in Delhi's Sanjay Lake on Saturday.(PTI)

Bird flu scare: Uttar Pradesh 7th state, Delhi awaits results. Latest updates

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 07:37 AM IST
As seven states have confirmed bird flu, the Centre has asked all states to be vigilant and "avoid any chances of jumping of the disease into humans".
A worker sprays disinfectant at birds enclosure as part of a preventive measure against Bird flu at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah zoological garden (Lucknow zoo), in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
A worker sprays disinfectant at birds enclosure as part of a preventive measure against Bird flu at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah zoological garden (Lucknow zoo), in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Over 1,200 birds found dead across India; UP 7th state to report avian influenza

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Besides Uttar Pradesh, the other six states where bird flu is confirmed are Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.
Fresh cases were detected after ducks started dying in large numbers, said Alappuzha district veterinary officer K Lekha. (HT File photo)
Fresh cases were detected after ducks started dying in large numbers, said Alappuzha district veterinary officer K Lekha. (HT File photo)

Alappuzha, Kottayam in Kerala on high alert after bird flu cases detected

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Bird flu, also known as avian flu, is a variety of influenza caused by a virus in birds. It can spread to humans and can trigger a person to person transmission, experts say.
People got suspicious two days ago when chickens started dying in two farms in Kodiyathur and Vengeri villages prompting authorities to send samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the presence of avian flu, officials said. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
People got suspicious two days ago when chickens started dying in two farms in Kodiyathur and Vengeri villages prompting authorities to send samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the presence of avian flu, officials said. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

Month after first coronavirus case, Kerala detects bird flu in 2 villages

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:06 PM IST
At least 13,000 chickens will be culled on Sunday to check the spread of the virus, the state animal husbandry department said.
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