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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.
A worker disinfects the poultry farm in Shivapur village to protect chickens from bird flu decease. (HT Photo )
A worker disinfects the poultry farm in Shivapur village to protect chickens from bird flu decease. (HT Photo )

Genome bank to safeguard superior quality poultry from diseases like bird flu

PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:08 PM IST
  • Once set up, the genome bank will be one of a kind for poultry birds in the country, claimed an official.
**HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM Alappuzha PRD ON THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2021**Alappuzha: A team of health experts, from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, led by Dr Ruchi Jain visit a bird flu affected area at Karuvatta in Alappuzha district, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_07_2021_000194B)(PTI)
**HANDOUT PHOTO MADE AVAILABLE FROM Alappuzha PRD ON THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2021**Alappuzha: A team of health experts, from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, led by Dr Ruchi Jain visit a bird flu affected area at Karuvatta in Alappuzha district, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_07_2021_000194B)(PTI)

190 pigeons found dead in Narol district, Ahmedabad

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:12 PM IST
190 pigeons found dead in Ahmedabad city; carcass sent for testing-bird flu suspected
At least 15 carcasses of crows were found on the Red Fort premises in early January and some of them were sent to a laboratory in Punjab for tests.(ANI)
At least 15 carcasses of crows were found on the Red Fort premises in early January and some of them were sent to a laboratory in Punjab for tests.(ANI)

Red Fort shut indefinitely to prevent spread of bird flu

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:01 AM IST
"Red Fort, Delhi, shall remain closed to public and general visitors until further order as a measure to control the spread of avian influenza," the ASI order said.
On January 5, Jammu and Kashmir sounded an alert and started collecting samples of bird.(AFP photo)
On January 5, Jammu and Kashmir sounded an alert and started collecting samples of bird.(AFP photo)

First cases of avian influenza detected in Jammu's Udhampur and Poonch

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 06:16 PM IST
The department had so far collected and dispatched 218 samples for testing at Jalandhar in Punjab.
The culling operation carried out on Tuesday was the biggest in recent years. (HT_PRINT)
The culling operation carried out on Tuesday was the biggest in recent years. (HT_PRINT)

Bird Flu: Over 7,100 birds culled in UP’s biggest-ever operation since 2013

By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:08 AM IST
  • In two previous culling operation this year in Uttar Pradesh, some poultry birds were killed in Sherpur area in Pilibhit district and wild birds were culled in Kanpur zoo earlier this month.
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)

Uttarakhand on bird flu alert, over 500 bird samples tested from Kumaon region

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:21 AM IST
  • So far, deaths of hens have been reported from poultry farms in Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal districts.
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.
Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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A shopkeeper arranges eggs in a tray in Thane district in this file photo. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
A shopkeeper arranges eggs in a tray in Thane district in this file photo. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Bird flu: Avoid half-boiled eggs, undercooked chicken, says govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:34 AM IST
The regulator also said the World Health Organization has stated it is safe to eat poultry meat and eggs and that there is no epidemiological data to suggest the disease can be transmitted to humans through cooked food.
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Image for representation.

After J&K govt lifts poultry ban, crow samples found positive in 4 districts

UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:31 PM IST
  • Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday had lifted the ban on the import of the poultry and poultry products.
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.
Officials from the Union environment ministry said they were keeping a close watch to ensure more bird flu cases are not reported from the Delhi zoo or any other part of the Capital.(AFP Photo. Representative image)
Officials from the Union environment ministry said they were keeping a close watch to ensure more bird flu cases are not reported from the Delhi zoo or any other part of the Capital.(AFP Photo. Representative image)

Delhi: Six samples from zoo test negative for avian flu

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:03 AM IST
Ramesh Pandey, director, National Zoological Park in Delhi said that while the zoo has not reported any fresh case of the flu, safety protocols have not been relaxed.
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.
With a ballerina’s poise and grace, the deformed myna braves life’s challenges. PHOTO: AMI PRABAL
With a ballerina’s poise and grace, the deformed myna braves life’s challenges. PHOTO: AMI PRABAL

Bird flu in Chhattisgarh: 45 wild mynas die in Bijapur, samples to be tested

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:57 PM IST
  • The carcasses of the birds were found on Monday and Tuesday near a CRPF camp in Naimad area in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.
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.
Cases of bird flu have been confirmed by many states. (PTI)
Cases of bird flu have been confirmed by many states. (PTI)

Bird flu scare: Relief for poultry business as UP lifts ban on import

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:28 PM IST
  • The order to lift the ban was issued after chief minister Yogi Adityanath approved a proposal to this effect on Monday, sources said.
The total number of exterminated birds is expected to reach six million once the culling is over. Image used for representational purpose only. (HT file photo)
The total number of exterminated birds is expected to reach six million once the culling is over. Image used for representational purpose only. (HT file photo)

Bird flu outbreak: Japan culled record 5.8 million chickens since Nov 2020

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:47 AM IST
The previous record dates back to the 2005-2006 season when 5.7 million chickens were culled because of the disease.
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.
Unusual mortality of poultry has been found in a farm as per the report received from the Mumbai-based Central Poultry Development Organisation.(PTI)
Unusual mortality of poultry has been found in a farm as per the report received from the Mumbai-based Central Poultry Development Organisation.(PTI)

Bird flu in poultry confirmed in 9 districts of Maharashtra

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:34 PM IST
Bird flu or avian influenza is spread mainly by migratory birds coming into India during winter months from between September and March.
he avian section at Lucknow Zoo has been closed for public in wake of bird flu. (HT Photo)
he avian section at Lucknow Zoo has been closed for public in wake of bird flu. (HT Photo)

Bird flu scare: Lucknowites look for veg options!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:52 AM IST
Despite message issued by doctors, veterinary scientists and concerned department about consumption of ‘fully-cooked’ chicken-egg is safe, people are still going for vegetarian options which are available in winters in abundance
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.
Earlier, Punjab had imposed a complete ban on the import of live birds, comprising poultry and unprocessed poultry meat, for any purpose till Friday.
Earlier, Punjab had imposed a complete ban on the import of live birds, comprising poultry and unprocessed poultry meat, for any purpose till Friday.

Punjab reports first suspected cases of bird flu, sends samples to Bhopal lab

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:47 PM IST
An official told news agency PTI that the samples collected from the poultry farms in Dera Bassi area of Mohali district were initially sent for testing at Jalandhar’s Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL).
Migratory birds hovering around pilgrims at Sangam area.(HT Photo)
Migratory birds hovering around pilgrims at Sangam area.(HT Photo)

Magh Mela pilgrims told not to feed migratory birds keeping Bird flu in mind

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:13 PM IST
  • The Indian skimmer and various varieties of gulls are the centre of attraction at the Sangam area and pilgrims feed these birds with locally made ‘sev’, a snack sold locally.
Municipal officials said that bird flu tests of the samples collected from Ghazipur poultry market were found to be negative and orders were issued on Thursday to open the wholesale market by the Delhi government.(PTI)
Municipal officials said that bird flu tests of the samples collected from Ghazipur poultry market were found to be negative and orders were issued on Thursday to open the wholesale market by the Delhi government.(PTI)

Ban on Delhi poultry markets lifted after samples test negative for bird flu

By Ashish Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:27 PM IST
The ban on sale and storage of poultry, its products and chicken was imposed by the three municipalities on Wednesday.
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(PTI)

Bird flu: Delhi orders opening of poultry market, resumption of chicken trade

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:08 PM IST
As many as 100 samples were collected from poultry from the wholesale market in Ghazipur and all of them tested negative for bird flu.
The leftover product after extracting soyabean oil is called soyabean meal, which is a major source of protein.(Reuters File Photo )
The leftover product after extracting soyabean oil is called soyabean meal, which is a major source of protein.(Reuters File Photo )

Domestic demand for soybean meal hit due to bird flu scare

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:32 PM IST
The demand for domestic consumption of the protein- rich feed is likely to reduce by one lakh tonne in January, an official said.
Earlier, NDMC banned sale of poultry or processed chicken meat(ANI)
Earlier, NDMC banned sale of poultry or processed chicken meat(ANI)

Delhi's East, South municipal corporations ban sale of chicken

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Testing of samples of dead crows and ducks had confirmed bird flu cases in the national capital on Monday, prompting the Delhi government to impose a ban on sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city.
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