Bird Flu cases reported in four districts of Kashmir


Need to strictly avoid human, poultry contacts: DC Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 23: Authorities today confirmed Avian Flu (Bird Flu) among the crows and migratory birds in the Valley.

The Bird Flu cases were confirmed days after the  ban on import of poultry was lifted in the Union Territory.

However officials said that Avain flu has been reported at four places among migratory birds and crows only while no case of Avain flu has been reported in poultry birds so far.

Avain flu has been confirmed in Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Budgam districts in Kashmir.

Acting swiftly , Government has directed for surveillance within one km radius where the cases were reported and asked for samples from Poultry farms also, they said.

Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said, “Human or Poultry contact with Wild/Migratory birds (like feeding sources) needs to be strictly avoided,” (KNS)



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