Bird flu confirmed in Delhi

Till date as many as eight states in India have confirmed Avian Influenza as the cause for recent deaths of birds - Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Kerala.

A day after Delhi government’s swift ban on the import of live birds from other neighbouring states, shutting the biggest wholesale poultry market at Ghazipur for ten days owing to reports of dying of crows in East Delhi, Animal Husbandry Department on Monday confirmed Bhopal lab result to be positive of bird flu after eight samples were sent, according to PTI tweet.

Till date as many as eight states in India have confirmed Avian Influenza as the cause for recent deaths of birds – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Kerala.

According to other news reports, several crows and ducks were found dead in DDA parks in Delhi NCR. Reports have come in where parks at Hauz Khas, Dwarka Sector 9 and Sanjay Lake are closed for visitors for precautionary measure.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said, there was no confirmed case in Delhi. He briefed media that Delhi government has taken 104 samples (of dead birds) and sent them to the Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar, Punjab for evaluation, awaiting results on Monday. ⠀

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