Uttarakhand reports 151 bird deaths, 115 in Dehradun

  • | Thursday | 14th January, 2021

Bird flu scare across Uttarakhand as the incidence of bird deaths continues to soar despite a high alert across the state. On Wednesday, 151 birds mostly crows were found dead while one more spotted dove was found dead at the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

Bird flu scare across Uttarakhand as the incidence of bird deaths continues to soar despite a high alert across the state. On Wednesday, 151 birds mostly crows were found dead while one more spotted dove was found dead at the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

The highest number of fatalities (122) was recorded from Dehradun — 70 crows were found dead in the Bhandari Bagh area alone, 45 crow deaths were reported from various locations, 6 pigeons and a duck were also found dead. Dehradun division was followed by Terai central where five carcasses of four species of birds — kingfisher, pigeon, owls (2), parrot — were found dead.

So far, the state has registered 696 deaths out of which 8 were sent for testing and the results of two samples came positive for avian influenza (H5N8).

At the time of filing this report, neither the animal husbandry department nor the forest department reported any other positive cases. The samples of the state poultry have been sent by the husbandry department to Bareilly’s Indian Veterinary Research Institute and the report is awaited.



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