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Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Delhi declared free from H5N8 avian influenza

Animal Husbandry Department of Delhi government on Tuesday issued a circular declaring the National Capital Territory of Delhi was "free from H5N8 strain of Avian Influenza."

Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare

Delhi zoo opens its doors to the public after nearly 3 months post bird flu scare

When asked about the preparations post-bird flu scare in the zoo, the official said, measures to protect the animals have been stepped up.

Gujarat begins to cull birds after avian flu scare

As avian or bird flu reared its head in Gujarat after a decade, the state government sounded an alert and declared a 10-km radius around a poultry facility in Hathijan in Ahmedabad district a 'regulated zone' and culled over 1,500 birds till Wednesday afternoon.

Veterinarian in US infected by avian flu transmitted from felines!

Veterinarian in US infected by avian flu transmitted from felines!

The Health Department also contacted more than 80% of the people who adopted cats from the shelter and none is suspected of having H7N2.

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said Sunday.

Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

Poultry bird in Bellary tested positive for avian flu

A poultry bird in Bellary district of Karnataka was tested positive for bird flu virus H5N8 and the state government has been asked to take steps to prevent spread of the disease, the Union government said on Friday.

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Avian flu: Three more birds die in Delhi, no virus found in chicken

Three more birds died due to suspected bird flu here on Friday, prompting the authorities to shut down a park in Paschim Vihar in west Delhi.

Centre forms committee to monitor bird flu situation

The central government on Wednesday constituted a committee to maintain constant vigil on the situation arising out of bird flu, an official statement said.

Gwalior zoo to be shut for a month over avian flu

Gwalior Zoo is to remain closed for a month after five painted storks succumbed to avian flu, authorities said on Monday. Zoo employees have also been instructed to observe all precautions.

Bird flu scare: Six more birds die of avian flu in Delhi, killer strain is H5N8

Bird flu scare: Six more birds die of avian flu in Delhi, killer strain is H5N8

The total count of death of migratory birds in the national capital has now reached 24 with six more birds died on Friday due to bird flu at the now shut Deer Park.

Delhi zoo witnesses two more bird deaths; avian flu scare spreads beyond premises

Delhi zoo witnesses two more bird deaths; avian flu scare spreads beyond premises

As per reports, at least 10 birds have been found dead in the city over the past 48 hours which include five at the capital city's deer park.

Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge: WHO expert

 Viruses in birds will live for many years but when they move to hosts, there will be deadly reaction, says expert.

Avian flu: Indians should examine their genomics, says expert

An acclaimed American virology scientist said here on Tuesday that India should look into the genes of its people to see why various strains of avian influenza virus are not affecting them.