Avian flu

How birds become immune to influenza decoded

How birds become immune to influenza decoded

The study shows that, after an infection, mallards become partially immune and resistant to influenza infections to which they are later exposed.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
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."

Jan 13, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
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.

Jan 12, 2017, 18:56 PM IST

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.

Jan 04, 2017, 23:19 PM IST
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.

Dec 26, 2016, 23:49 PM IST

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.

Dec 18, 2016, 10:15 AM IST
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.

Nov 11, 2016, 19:01 PM IST
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.

Oct 29, 2016, 00:29 AM IST

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.

Oct 26, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

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.

Oct 24, 2016, 20:50 PM IST
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.

Oct 21, 2016, 23:34 PM IST
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.

Oct 21, 2016, 13:27 PM IST

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.

Nov 18, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

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.

Nov 17, 2015, 20:03 PM IST

Take preventive measures from bird flu virus: DM Vimal Kumar Sharma

District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma on Wednesday asked all concerned officials of veterinary, health and forest department to take preventive measures to check the incidence of bird flu (Avian flu) virus in the district.

Mar 19, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

Hundreds of hens culled in Amethi to check bird flu

Hundreds of hens and other birds including ducks and pigeons were culled Monday in different villages of Bazar Shukul block in Amethi district to check the spread of bird flu, a senior official said.

Mar 16, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

Taiwan sees severest bird flu outbreak in decade

 The current outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian flu, in Taiwan is the most severe experienced in the past decade, the island's agriculture council chief said.

Jan 22, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

New outbreak of avian flu found in Washington state

A third outbreak of avian flu has been detected in Washington state, prompting agriculture officials on Tuesday to warn bird owners to keep their flocks away from migratory birds that have spread viruses from Oregon to British Columbia.

Jan 21, 2015, 07:49 AM IST

Five patients treated for swine flu at Hyderabad hospital die

Five persons treated for swine flu at a major state-run hospital have died since January 1, a senior health official said.

Jan 16, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

Minor fever with breathlessness can be swine flu: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Friday issued a set of guidelines to tackle swine flu and urged citizens not to neglect minor cases of fever with breathlessness.

Jan 02, 2015, 19:32 PM IST