Bird carcasses at Gupkar trigger flu fears in Srinagar

A number of chook carcasses noticed in a Srinagar locality triggered fears of avian influenza among the many residents. Poultry division of Kashmir division nonetheless claimed that birds are illness free as per check experiences.

Mohammad Ismail, a resident of Gupkar space right here was shocked to search out two useless crows in his garden on Sunday. Later within the night, he noticed extra useless birds within the locality, he stated. “Given chook flu that unfold throughout many states earlier this 12 months, I’ve been apprehensive about any uncommon chook demise,” he stated. Ismail stated he had not seen birds falling useless like this earlier than and stated he plans to take the difficulty up with the Animal Husbandry Division.

When Larger Kashmir spoke to the Animal Husbandry division, it negated the issues stating that Kashmir was at the moment freed from Avian flu. “We have now examined over 3000 samples prior to now 4 months and prior to now one month, now we have had no constructive report,” a senior official instructed Larger Kashmir.

In previous, chook flu had been confirmed in over 28 samples of crows and different wild birds in Kashmir.

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