India is now free from bird flu

India is now free from bird flu

The government on Thursday has declared the country free from highly pathogenic Avian Influenza ( H5N1 and H5N8), commonly known as bird flu.

Jul 06, 2017, 20:47 PM IST

Avian influenza: How it infects humans, treatment and more!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), H5N1 first infected humans in 1997, leading to a number of deaths. 

Oct 20, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

Bird flu now a thing of the past; India declares itself free from H5N1!

Now, India has declared itself free from the highly contagious bird flu even as it stressed the need for continued surveillance.

Sep 14, 2016, 18:52 PM IST

Red emergency alert against 'dangerous 7'- Part II

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Jan 29, 2016, 22:24 PM IST
Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

More than 8,500 chickens and ducks were culled and 10,500 eggs destroyed.

Jan 17, 2016, 18:19 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

Vaccines developed against new avian Influenza strains

The US researchers have developed vaccines that can protect chickens from two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.

May 23, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Two-minute test can predict avian flu outbreaks

An Indian-origin researcher along with colleagues from University of Guelph in Canada has developed a simple and effective tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on chicken and other bird farms in barely two minutes.

Apr 13, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake to re-open Jan 19

Chandigarh's famous tourist attraction Sukhna Lake will be re-opened for the public Jan 19, the Chandigarh Administration announced Wednesday.

Jan 14, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

45 birds found dead in Sultanpur National Park; sanctuary shut

As many as 45 birds have been found dead in the Sultanpur National Park, around 15 kms from the city, following which the sanctuary has been closed, a forest official said on Monday.

Jan 13, 2015, 00:57 AM IST

Bird flu measure: Sultanpur National Park shut after birds found dead

More than 40 birds, which are migratory birds, were reportedly found dead inside the Sultanpur National Park, Gurgaon, on Saturday, triggering fears of bird flu in the region.

Jan 12, 2015, 12:02 PM IST

Culling of poultry birds going on in Kerala

The Kerala government has deployed 75 teams to cull poultry birds in villages hit by outbreak of H5N1 or bird flu virus, a minister said Friday.

Nov 28, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

Culling of birds to be completed in 3 days, says Kerala govt

Kerala government on Friday decided to complete within three days culling of birds hit by H5N1, the strain of avian influenza that has killed thousands of ducks in three districts and stepped up preventive measures to check its spread to human beings.

Nov 28, 2014, 13:08 PM IST

Kerala bird flu: Virus identified as H5N1, vigilance stepped up

The strain of avian influenza that caused deaths of thousands of duck in the three districts of Kerala has been identified as H5N1, which could also spread to human beings though the infection caused by it can be cured, officials said Thursday.

Nov 27, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Bird flu found in UK, Netherlands but authorities say little risk to humans

Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.

Nov 18, 2014, 09:44 AM IST

Deadly bird flu H7N9 at risk of spreading from China to India, Bangladesh

A new research suggests that a dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that`s causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other suitable areas of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Jun 19, 2014, 00:42 AM IST

South Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

South Korea stepped up the culling of poultry and enforced strict quarantine measures Saturday to stop the country`s first outbreak of bird flu in three years from spreading, officials said.

Jan 18, 2014, 13:58 PM IST

H5N1 outbreak: Union Health Ministry team goes to Chhattisgarh

Following reports about the outbreak of Avian flu in poultry farms in Durg and Bastar districts of Chhattisgarh, a team of Union Health Ministry has gone there to take stock of the situation.

Aug 08, 2013, 19:08 PM IST

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

Jun 09, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

How bird flu viruses adapt to humans

Two new studies have identified mutations that increase the infectivity of H5N1 and H7N9 viruses through improved binding to receptors in the human respiratory tract.

Jun 07, 2013, 17:49 PM IST