The threat of bird flu has knocked in the country amid worldwide pandemic. Actually, bird flu has been confirmed in birds in many states of the country. It continues to wreak havoc in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh followed by Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Till now hundreds of birds have died in these states.
Amid the corona virus epidemic, bird flu is now becoming a major threat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat. Till now hundreds of birds have died in these states. Since then, the state governments here have issued a high alert. In view of the increasing outbreak of avian influenza virus, the Kerala government has declared it a disaster. At the same time, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir are on alert.
So far 1700 ducks have died in Kerala. So far 625 birds have lost their lives in 16 districts including Jhalawar, Kota in Rajasthan. About 100 died in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, 142 in Indore, 112 in Malwa and 13 in Khargone district. At the same time, the local administration has banned the sale of chickens, ducks and eggs after the death of 2739 migratory and local birds at Pong Lake Sanctuary in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
The Madhya Pradesh government has issued a bird flu alert in the state after the deadly virus was found in dead crows in Madhya Pradesh. According to the latest information, bird flu has been confirmed from the samples of dead crows found in Mandsaur.
Dr. Manish Ingole of the animal husbandry department, Mandsaur, said, bird flu has been found in four samples of dead crows sent to the state lab. Around 100 crows died here between 23 December and 3 January.