Avian influenza Current Affairs, GK & News

Second Wave of Bird Flu in Himachal Pradesh

In January 2021, Bird Flu was confirmed among the migratory water birds at Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. The disease then killed more than 5,000 birds. It was contained in February 2021. However, it has resurfaced since late March. What is the issue? Recently, around 99 birds were found dead at Pong Dam Lake. The ..

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Bird Flu outbreak in India

The Bird Flu in India has been reported in wild Geese in Himachal Pradesh, ducks in Kerala, crows in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Also, in Haryana more than one lakh poultry birds have died mysteriously in the last few days. The Kerala Government recently declared Avian Influenza as State Disaster. In Kerala more than 1,700 ..

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Avian Flu in Rajasthan

The Jhalawar town of Rajasthan has imposed a curfew in one-kilo metre radius after it was confirmed that fifty crows died of bird flu. What is the issue? Why did birds die in Rajasthan? Around fifty crows died in the Radi ke Balaji temple in Jhalawar town on December 25, 2020. The Animal Husbandry department ..

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Avian Influenza outbreak in Japan

The Avian influenza disease was recently discovered at a poultry farm in Hyuga City of Japan. Around 40,000 chicken in every big farm are being slaughtered and buried. Also, the exports in and around 3 km radius around the infected farms have been restricted. In all around 1.8 million chicken have been culled so far ..

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Five Judges of Supreme Court infected with Swine Flu; Ministry of Health takes immediate actions

On February 25, 2020, five judges of Supreme Court were infected from Swine Flu. Though the disease caused by H1N1 virus is seasonal, the Ministry of Health took several preventive measures in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Highlights Under the guidance of Ministry of Health, Prophylactic treatment was given to all the ..

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