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.

Bird flu alert in UP: Import of poultry products banned

Following reports of a bird flu case in Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh banned the import of chicken, eggs and all forms of poultry from other states, an official said Monday.

South Korea halts US poultry imports due to bird flu in US

South Korea has suspended imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products because of an outbreak of bird flu in the United States, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Bird flu: Migratory birds near Sukhna Lake under watch

A day after several geese were culled and Sukhna Lake was cordoned off following a bird flu scare, the administration today said it is also keeping a watch on migratory birds near the water body even as it assured that there was no outbreak of the disease in the city.

Chandigarh bird flu: 110 birds culled, Sukhna Lake closed for 10 days

Bird flu scare has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh due to which the area will remain closed for 10 days.

Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake cordoned off after bird flu scare

A day after the dreaded avian influenza, H5N1, has been confirmed at the Sukhna lake, Chandigarh, the area was cordoned off early today.

H5N8 bird flu strain reported in Italy

Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy, media reported Wednesday.

Bird flu scare in Chandigarh after one sample tests positive

The deadly Bird flu scare is back in news.

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

Egypt reports eighth bird flu death this year

Health authorities in Egypt on Thursday reported the country`s eighth death this year from bird flu.

New Dutch cull ordered after bird flu confirmed as H5N8

Dutch authorities on Monday ordered the cull of 50,000 poultry after a bird flu outbreak on a nearby farm was confirmed as the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.

Avian flu outbreak in Kerala under control, humans test negative

The avian flu outbreak, confirmed as the H5N1 virus, in three districts of Kerala is coming under control while two human samples have now been cleared as negative, said an official Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

India orders culling after bird flu outbreaks in Kerala

India has found two outbreaks of a highly contagious bird flu virus in Kerala, prompting the authorities to cull more than 200,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

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.

Third Dutch chicken farm infected with bird flu: Government

A third Dutch farm has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu, the government said on Friday, taking the infection to another province in the Netherlands, a leading exporter of eggs and poultry meat.

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Dutch officials have detected a second case of bird flu on a southern Netherlands farm, officials said on Thursday, but could not yet say whether the strain was of a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week.

Saudi authorities warn against hunting migratory birds

Saudi Arabian authorities have warned citizens against hunting or coming into contact with migratory birds that are currently travelling through the country to avoid bird flu, media reported Wednesday.