Centre confirms outbreak of bird flu in Bengaluru

By: |
Bengaluru | Updated: January 5, 2018 8:33:55 PM

"The situation is fully under control," it said, adding that there are no further reports from Karnataka or any other part of the country.

 

Bird flu, Avian flu, BengaluruCentre confirms outbreak of bird flu in Bengaluru

An outbreak of avian influenza, also called bird flu, has been reported from Dasarahalli village in Bengaluru, the government confirmed today, adding that a central team has been deputed to assist Karnataka. “The situation is fully under control,” it said, adding that there are no further reports from Karnataka or any other part of the country. In an official statement, the Union agriculture ministry said Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) had confirmed on December 30 that the samples were found positive for H5 strain of avian influenza virus. The state government was intimated about the results immediately.

“On the directions of the Centre, the Karnataka government has notified the outbreak and initiated the control and containment operations,” it said.
A central team comprising two experts has been deputed to Bengaluru for overseeing the operation and to assist the state government, it added.
Bird flu is a viral infection that primarily infects birds, including chicken, other poultry, and wild birds such as ducks.

For latest coverage on Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 and Haryana Assembly Election 2019, log on to financialexpress.com. We bring you full coverage of Assembly Election 2019 on Financial Express, stay tuned for latest election updates.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.