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Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

Highly pathogenic bird flu detected in Japan

A highly pathogenic H5N6 strain was found in wild birds and poultrey farms in multiple locations in Japan, reports said.

India confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak in Karnataka

The H5N8 virus was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, and all 1,593 of the birds at risk from the disease died or were culled, according to the report posted by the Paris-based OIE.

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.

No death of birds in Gwalior and Delhi Zoo: Committee

The three member committee said that various samples were taken from birds like duck, pelican, crow and munia bird earlier this month from National Zoological Park and sent to ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases.

Bird flu: Centre forms committee to monitor situation

On Tuesday, Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai urged the central government to direct the authorities concerned at the Bhopal lab to expedite the process of sending reports.

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.

Bird flu: Centre issues health alert to states

Birds in Delhi, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) and Kerala have tested positive avian influenza AH5N8, which according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is considered less risky of being transmitted to humans. But the government is taking no chances.

Avian influenza: Five best natural cures for bird flu!

Here are some herbs and home remedies that can help protect against bird flu infection and speed recovery process in those who become ill.

Bird flu claims six more birds in Delhi; toll rises to 64!

Bird flu claims six more birds in Delhi; toll rises to 64!

The deaths of four other birds on Monday were reported from a lake behind Shakti Sthal, the memorial to Indira Gandhi.

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 grips nation, Delhi worst affected

Nation swiftly getting in grip of Bird Flu. Watch complete news story for getting detailed updates!

Delhi bird flu scare: 17 more ducks die in Deer Park

Delhi bird flu scare: 17 more ducks die in Deer Park

Seventeen more ducks died on Saturday due to bird flu in the now closed Deer Park here, the highest number so far in a day.

Bird flu scare: H5N8 virus no threat to humans, assures Gopal Rai

Bird flu scare: H5N8 virus no threat to humans, assures Gopal Rai

The Delhi Government on Saturday maintained that there is no threat to human beings from the bird flu scare in the national capital, adding that the strain of the virus is less infective.

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 bird flu scare: 'Virus less infective, no threat to humans'

The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any threat to human beings due to the bird flu or avian influenza as the strain of the virus is "less infective", even as six ducks were found dead in the national capital.

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. 

Delhi zoo shuts down after bird flu scare; 8 water birds, few ducks die

Delhi zoo shuts down after bird flu scare; 8 water birds, few ducks die

Amidst the prevalent bird flu scare at the Delhi zoo, the concerned authorities have shut down the premises till further notice.

'Dengue, chikungunya need close attention in India'

Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) in Hyderabad on Sunday night.

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.