New Delhi, 23 January: H5N1 responsible virus for Bird flu has been confirmed in poultry birds in 9 states of the country.
These include Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
Along with this, Bird Flu has been confirmed in crows, migratory, wild birds in 12 states. These include Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
Ravens, pigeon samples from Rudraprayag, Lansdon forest area and Pauri forest area of Uttarakhand, pigeon samples from Sriganga Nagar district, Rajasthan, crows and peacock samples from Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh have been found negative for avian flu.
However, control and prevention actions are being taken in the affected areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttarakhand and Kerala.