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Srinagar: 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 in Kulgam, Anantnag, Budgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Poonch and Udhampur districts. The species affected, he said, include “crows and poultry”.…

Srinagar: Samples from dead crows near Athwajan and Peerbagh have tested positive for avian influenza, H5N8 strain, as per the Srinagar District Administration. The admin said that as per guidelines, a 10 kilometre radius around the locations has been declared as an ‘alert zone’. https://twitter.com/srinagaradmin/status/1356166539603365890?s=20 Earlier, dead crows were found in parts of Jammu and an alert had been sounded in Kashmir. Samples from Poonch had tested positive for bird flu on Jan 31. On…

Baramulla: For the second time in less than a month now, several crows were sighted dead in at least three villages in Uri, leaving the locals speculative about possible bird flu outbreak in this frontier town of north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district. According to locals, dead crows were sighted dead in villages including Garkote, Nambla and Gohallan, triggering a panic among the local populace. The sighting of dead feathered creatures under mysterious circumstances has prompted local residents…

Poonch: The first case of Avian Flu commonly known as Bird Flu has been reported in Poonch district after samples taken from a dead crow tested positive on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Rahul Yadav told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that samples of a dead crow, taken in Mandi tehsil area have been tested positive for Avian influenza. He, however, said that no sample of domestic poultry has been tested positive so far. DC…

Jammu: Several cases of Avian Flu commonly known as Bird Flu have been reported in Udhampur district among the domestic birds, officials said. Wildlife warden Jammu, Anil Arti told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that samples of some domestic birds were taken in Udhampur area some fifteen days ago and they have now been tested positive for bird flu. He, however, said that there is no need to worry as cases have not been…

Srinagar: Days after the administration lifted the ban on poultry import in Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities on Friday confirmed Avian Flu (Bird Flu) among the crows and migratory birds in the Valley. According to officials,  Avain flu has been reported at four places among migratory birds and crows while no case of Avain flu has been reported in poultry birds so far. They said the four places where Avain flu has been confirmed include…

New Delhi: Government of India has said that bird flu has been confirmed in 10 states so far and stressed on increased surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos and poultry farms. In a statement, the department of animal husbandry and dairying said: “Till January 11, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country,” The outbreak was confirmed in seven states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat…

Srinagar: As Himachal Pradesh and other states of India reports cases of bird flu, the government on Thursday banned the import of poultry till 14 January. A government orderreads: “In the wake of the spread of bird flu in neighbouring states of J&K as a measure of abundant precaution and in view of the declaration of whole J&K as ‘Controlled Area’ for bird flu disease. Government of UT J&K imposes complete ban on import of…