Himachal: Bird Flu Fear Rises After Mysterious Death Of 22 Migratory Birds
Fear of avian bird flu is again on the rise after carcasses of 22 migratory birds have been found in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam wetland. Reportedly, the fatality is mostly among bar-headed geese as nearly 40,570 such birds migrated this season from Mongolia. Meanwhile, the state forest department has deployed 10 teams to inspect the area within 3 km of the death-spot. Notably, the bar-headed geese's congregation at the wetland is highest in the world.