H5N1 outbreak: Kashmir highly vulnerable, people asked to report bird deaths; docs advise against having poultry

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir is highly vulnerable to bird flu, cases of which have been recently reported in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala. Since Sunday, as many as 2,700 migratory birds, most of them bar-headed geese, have died mysteriously in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam Lake. Samples taken confirmed the birds had died of avian influenza or bird flu also called H5N1 virus.   Following it, the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change issued a high alert … Continue reading H5N1 outbreak: Kashmir highly vulnerable, people asked to report bird deaths; docs advise against having poultry