Avian influenza

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) said in a statement that crows, migratory and wild birds in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra.

There is an atmosphere of fear and apprehension about eating eggs and chicken due to bird flu in the country. In such a situation, FSSAI has released a directory that says how to make and eat poultry chicken and eggs.

The government had notified all of UP as “controlled area” and will not allow poultry related products and other live birds from other states till January 24. 

A sample of 8 ducks found dead in Sanjay Lake was sent for investigation on 9 January. Out of which 3 ducks have been reported positive.

H5N1 is a type of influenza virus that causes “highly infectious, severe respiratory disease in birds called avian influenza”, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

Thousands of birds have died in 14 states of India including migratory birds. But due to the deaths of migratory bird bar-headed goose in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

After Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, now in Himachal also, bird flu cases have been stirred up. Along with this, the concern from administration to health department has increased.