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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.

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.

Mizoram govt bans import of birds and eggs from Manipur

Mizoram government has banned the import of birds and eggs from neighbouring Manipur after reports of prevalence of avian influenza or bird flu in Manipur, a senior Animal Husbandry official said Friday.

Mizoram govt bans import of birds, eggs from Manipur

Mizoram government has banned the import of birds and eggs from neighbouring Manipur after reports of prevalence of avian influenza or bird flu in Manipur, a senior Animal Husbandry official said Friday.

Avian influenza: Six key facts about bird flu!

Avian influenza is a viral infection which spreads from bird to bird, caused by a group of influenza A virus that includes different sub-types.

Manipur hit by bird flu, culling of poultry begins

Culling and burial of poultry livestock has begun in Manipur following an outbreak of bird flu or Avian Influenza.

Bird flu in Manipur, culling of fowl starts

Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in northeastern state of Manipur and the culling of poultry fowl began on Monday, official said.

Bird flu: All 1.6 lakh poultry birds from infected zone culled

Authorities in Telangana on Friday completed the grim task of culling about 1.6 lakh poultry birds from the infected zone in Thorrur village, the epicentre of bird flu outbreak.

Surveillance in Odisha district after bird flu in Andhra Pradesh

Surveillance has been intensified in poultry firms of Ganjam district following outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Bird flu: 51,888 birds culled in Telangana

The Telangana government has culled 51,888 poultry birds at Thorur village in Rangareddy district, the "epicentre" of the avian influenza outbreak.

Centre asks UP to keep close vigil after bird flu outbreak

In the wake of avian influenza in the Amethi district, Centre has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to intensify surveillance throughout the state for curbing the spread of infection.

Swine flu: Toll crosses 1,700; H1N1 cases rise in Delhi

The number of swine flu cases in the national capital has gone up with the dip in mercury following rains in past few days.

Bird flu alert in UP after 350 birds die

After swine flu, Uttar Pradesh government has sounded bird flu alert following avian influenza outbreak in Amethi, official sources said on Sunday.

As swine flu spreads fast, PM Narendra Modi steps in

Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday asked public not to panic in view of the ongoing swine flu in the country.

Swine flu deaths on rise in Madhya Pradesh, toll reaches 81

As many as 81 people have died of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh this year, authorities said.

Bird flu kills five in Libya

Five people have died in Libya as a result of bird flu, an official said Monday.

Incubation period of avian influenza over: Official

A team of experts will check water samples of Sukhna lake where some geese were culled after an avian flu scare even as authorities say there was no fresh case of any deaths of birds.

Central team initiates plan to prevent bird flu

A central team has initiated a "micro plan", which includes house-to-house survey, to prevent Avian Influenza from spreading to humans in Chandigarh after several wild birds died due to the disease at Sukhna Lake.

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.

Kerala issues red alert in three districts after bird flu scare

 A red alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following an outbreak of avian influenza in the Kuttanadu area.