Bird flu in new areas in West Bengal, India

Bird flu in new areas in West Bengal, India. Samples collected from the Howrah district, Birbhum district and Nadia district have tested positive for Avian Influenza virus. – Bird flu samples collected from the Panchla block of Howrah district, Suri-I, Mayureswar-I and Nanoor blocks of Birbhum district and Kalyani municipality of Nadia district have tested positive for Avian Influenza virus.

Culling of birds in West Bengal, India – update

Culling was over in Hooghly, Burdwan, Bankura and South Dinajpur districts. Culling of birds in other parts of West Bengal, India is delayed due to unseasonal rains. – Unseasonal rains hampered culling in Indian state West Bengal with the operations yet to begin in Purulia and Howrah districts where outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed. Culling operations delayed by a few hours in Purulia due to bad weather.

Delayed action led to bird flu spread in India

West Bengal government’s delayed action contributed to the rapid spread of bird flu in West Bengal, India.
– The Indian Central Govt. hinted that the West Bengal government’s delayed action contributed to the rapid spread of bird flu even as it allayed fears about the disease spreading to humans in the state.

Bird flu update – over 2.4 lakh birds culled in West Bengal, India

An outbreak of bird flu in India’s most densely populated state could spiral out of control as the disease spread to a seventh district. – As per latest information received, a total mortality of 1,13,796 poultry birds has been reported from Birbhum, Dakshin Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Nadia, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Burdwan & Bankura districts of West Bengal.

Bird flu situation improving, says Indian minister

Bird flu situation in West Bengal, eastern India, had not worsened, instead it is showing signs of “overall improvement”. – Bird flu situation in West Bengal, eastern India, had not worsened, instead it is showing signs of “overall improvement”, said state Animal Resources Minister Anisur Rehman, “the state had set a target to cull 4,00,000 chickens within seven days of which 60,000-70,000 had already been culled”.

Over 85,632 birds culled, bird flu in east India

The West Bengal Government on Saturday sent 79 more samples to the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory at Bhopal to check samples for avian flu. – As per latest information received, a total mortality of 98,254 poultry birds has been reported from Birbhum, Dakshin Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Nadia, South 24 parganas, Burdwan and Bankura districts of West Bengal.

Thousands birds culled in West Bengal, India

India and Bangladesh searched for new cases of bird flu as authorities pressed ahead with plans to slaughter hundreds of thousands of birds and poultry to stop bird flu spread. – As per latest information received, a total mortality of 85006 poultry birds has been reported from Birbhum, Dakshin Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal.

Bird flu spreading in West Bengal, India

Bird flu continued to spread in West Bengal on Thursday as three more districts of the state reported poultry deaths. – As per latest information received, a total mortality of 61,075 poultry birds has been reported from Birbhum, Dakshin Dinajpur and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal, India.

Bird flu alert in West Bengal, India

Health officials in India are concerned there may be a possible major bird-flu outbreak after nearly 20000 chickens died in the past week. – Death of poultry birds has been reported from parts of Birbhum and South Dinajpur districts of West Bengal, India.

Three more H5N1 bird flu deaths in Egypt

Egyptian officials announced two new deaths from H5N1 avian influenza in women from the Nile Delta, along with what appears to be a third death involving a 50-year-old woman. – Two new deaths from H5N1 avian influenza in women from the Nile Delta reported by Egyptian officials, and a third death involving a 50-year-old woman whose infection was previously confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

8 human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Peshawar, Pakistan

The World Health Organization warned Monday that countries should be on alert for bird flu because it is again on the move, with Pakistan reporting South Asia’s first human infections and Myanmar logging its first human case. – The Ministry of Health in Pakistan has informed WHO of 8 suspected human cases of H5N1 avian influenza infection in the Peshawar area of the country. These cases were detected following a series of culling operations in response to outbreaks of H5N1 in poultry. One of the cases has now recovered and a further two suspected cases have since died.

India to share experience in controlling avian flu

India is committed to share the experience of control and containment of the outbreak of influenza in poultry.
– The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that India is committed to share the experience of control and containment of the outbreak of influenza in poultry. He was speaking at a three-day International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, here.