In China, a 4-year-old boy is the first human case of H3N8 Bird Flu in Henan province, reported China's National Health Commission, on April 26. As per sources, the infected boy came in contact with chickens and crows, developing bird flu symptoms like fever. Furthermore, the CNHC said close contacts of the boy are not infected and the risk of infection spreading is low.
After the Bihar Animal Husbandry department confirmed the spread of bird flu, Supaul district administration started killing birds, chickens and their eggs in the region. As per sources, birds in the range of 1-9 km range of affected areas are being killed to prevent the spread of the disease. Ram Shankar Jha, Animal Husbandry Officer said, "Teams have been deployed to sanitize the area completely".
In Maharashtra's Thane district, about 100 chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Vehloli village, said Collector Rajesh J Narvekar. Amid bird flu scare, the sample has been taken and sent to the Pune lab. About 25,000 birds falling in a kilometre radius of an affected poultry farm will be killed, said Collector Narvekar. Avian influenza affects wild birds without showing symptoms and is transmittable.
Amid bird flu threat in Kerala's Kottayam District, the local authority started mass culling of 16,000 birds. As of December 16, at least 16,000 ducks have been culled in three panchayats- Kallara, Vechoor, and Aymanam. These three panchayats are the worst-affected region. After today's culling total bird count will be released, said Collector PK Jayasree. Earlier in January, over 10,500 birds were culled in Kottayam.
In Vechoor, Kallara, and Aymanam of Kerala's Kottayam district and Alappuzha district's Nedumudy and Karuvatta, the cases of bird flu or H5N1 virus were confirmed, reported UNI on December 15. Reportedly, about 80,000 birds in a km radius of the locations will be culled to prevent the virus' spread. However, the authorities announced a compensation of ₹100 and ₹200 each for ducks below 60 days and above 60 days, respectively.
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In the Thakazhi gram panchayat of Kerala's Alappuzha district, cases of bird flu were reported on December 9. The area has been declared a containment zone. The district administration also put the restriction on the sale of eggs, meat, and manure of ducks, chickens, quails, and domestic birds in Champakulam, Nedumudi, Muttar, Viyapuram, Karuvatta, Thrikkunaapuzha, Thakazhi, Purakkad, Ambalapuzha South, Ambalapuzha North, Edathava Panchayats… read-more
Jodhpur records two bird flu cases, with 180 Kurja birds reportedly found dead in Rajasthan last week. Moreover, samples of the dead birds were collected and sent to Bhopal for testing. It was further noticed the birds were infected with "Avian influenza".The District Collector held an emergency meeting with the forest officers and directed them to take necessary steps. "We are taking necessary actions according to Govt. of India", an… read-more
An 11-year-old boy from Haryana has succumbed to bird flu on July 20 at AIIMS, Delhi. This is reported to be the first case of the H5N1 virus, also known as “avian influenza” or “blue flu.” The staff who was in contact with the patient has been hospitalized with pneumonia and leukemia. Besides, the Centre has confirmed flu in poultry in Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and others.
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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… read-more
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The Russian authorities have reported the world's first case of the H5N8 virus strains in humans. Reportedly, the authorities have informed the World Health Organisation about the detection of the virus in poultry farmworkers. However, Russian health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor chief Anna Popova stated, "It is not transmitted from person to person.” While people affected from virus have receded from the mild symptoms, Anna added time will tell… read-more