Bird flu, also known as avian influenza, is a viral disease that affects birds but can also be transmitted to humans and other animals, including horses and dogs. There are several subtypes of the Influenza A virus that can cause ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
According to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), India reported an outbreak of highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus on a poultry research farm in state of Bihar. In similar incident, state administration of Maharashtra also confirmed on February 17, ..
First Human case of H10N3 bird flu was reported in eastern province of Jiangsu in China. Highlights A 41-year-old man has become first human case of infection with H10N3 strain of bird flu. He was diagnosed of H10N3 avian influenza ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
The World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme and the World Organisation for Animal Health laid down fresh guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans in food production. Guidelines Suspension of trade in live caught ..
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 ..
The Department of Animal Husbandry has set up a control room after confirmation of Bird Flu in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. What are the functions of the control room? The control room will watch the situation and ..