H5N1 Current Affairs, GK & News

H5N1 bird flu Outbreak in Patna & Maharashtra

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 ..

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UK: First human case of Avian flu

United Kingdom has reported the first human case of Avian flu. A 79-year-old man named Alan Gosling is the first UK resident to catch the H5N1 strain of bird flu. He kept pet ducks at his home in England. What is Avian Influenza? Avian influenza is also known as avian flu or bird flu. It ..

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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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GoI sets up control room to control spread of Bird Flu

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 ..

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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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India declares itself free from Avian Influenza

India has officially declared itself free from highly contagious Avian Influenza (H5N1) or bird flu and has notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). It was announced by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare. This announcement was made as no ..

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