Bird Flu Current Affairs, GK & News
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, 2022, that poultry birds at a small farm in Thane have succumbed to H5N1. Highlights ..
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 virus on May 28. It is still not confirmed how he was infected with virus. ..
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 wild animals of mammalian species for food or breeding. To shut down food markets that ..
Category: International Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
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 take stock on daily basis of the preventive and control measures undertaken by the respective ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
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 ..