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Bird flu scare: Two areas in Srinagar declared alert zones

Officials said the samples lifted from dead crows at Athwajan and Peerbagh tested positive for H5N8 strain of bird flu as per the report from ICAR-NISHAD, Bhopal.

Published: 01st February 2021 07:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2021 07:42 PM   |  A+A-

Forest department official picks a sick crow from a roadside near Jal Mahal in Jaipur, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. A bird flu alert has been sounded in Rajasthan after the presence of the dreaded virus was confirmed in dead crows and other birds in Rajasthan. (Photo | PTI)

For representational purposes (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Authorities on Monday declared two areas of Srinagar city as alert zones after samples lifted from dead crows in these areas tested positive for H5N8 strain of avian influenza.

Officials said the samples lifted from dead crows at Athwajan and Peerbagh tested positive for H5N8 strain of bird flu as per the report from ICAR-NISHAD, Bhopal.

"Now in accordance with the stipulated guidelines, a 10-kilometer radius area around each of the said locations has been declared as alert zone," the officials said.

They said among other measures, surveillance and sampling will be conducted in these areas to prevent the spread of the disease.



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