Now Bird Flu reported among dead crows in north Kashmir s Kupwara

  • | Wednesday | 24th February, 2021

Cases of avian influenza popularly known as bird flu have been found among dead crows in at least three areas north Kashmir's Kupwara district prompting administration to order immediate measures to contain the spread of the disease. Quoting an official communiqué issued by DC Kupwara news agency KNO reported the positive cases of Avian Influenza among dead crows have been reported in Payerpora Gulgam and District Treasury premises of the district. Authorities have also ordered disinfection in the entire area where the mortality in birds has been reported to be carried out by Chief Animal Husbandry officer Kupwara in collaboration with Forest Department Wildlife Department Kupwara and Municipal Council Kupwara. Dead birds if any should be disposed of by deep burial the communiqué said adding that for sample collection and testing the whole bird may be sent to the lab and the dead bird should not be exposed to the population without ensuring bio-safety and Zoo-Sanitary measures. Pertinently in the last 48 hours cases of bird flu have been reported among dead crows in Anantnag and Shopian district while cases were confirmed among domestic geese in Bandipora.

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