Avian influenza (H5N1): Is there a risk of contagion for people?

Avian influenza (H5N1): Is there a risk of contagion for people?

The world is going through its worst outbreak of bird flu. The highly infectious H5N1 strain of the disease is responsible for the deaths of more than 140 million birds and hundreds of millions of pounds were spent last year in the US, UK and EU to combat bird flu, as some experts said “morally” … Read more

Avian Influenza: Now, cases found in Shopian, Kashmir

‘One kilometre from epicentre declared infected zone’ The cases of Avian Influenza (H5N8), popularly known as Bird Flu have been reported among dead crows in Wadipora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. An official said that some dead crows were found few days before in the village, following which, their samples were taken, which were … Read more

Bird Flu Cases Confirmed In Crows, Poultry In JK: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir is among 14 states and UTs where Avian Influenza among commercially reared and wild birds has been confirmed, the government said on Friday. In Jammu and Kashmir context, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, informed Rajya Sabha that the avian influenza cases have been confirmed … Read more

Bird flu reaches 9 states, orders to kill birds and advisory issued

So far, outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in 9 states. The Center’s animal husbandry and dairy department on Sunday confirmed its spread in seven states, including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Delhi. Later in the evening, Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh said that avian influenza … Read more