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    Location of Haryana State

    Bird flu scare spreads



    dec 22 2014

    After a dead duck in the Sukhna lake here was found carrying the H5N1 Avian virus and over a hundred water birds were culled last week, the bird flu scare has spread across Haryana.

    Death of crows in large numbers was reported from Pinjore and Jagadhari and 10 migratory Bar-headed geese in the plains of Jind.

    The State has sounded an alert for Avian flu.

    These developments come at a time when a large number of migratory birds are visiting Haryana and the nearby States.
    According to experts, some species of migratory birds in the State are notified as those known to carry the virus. While these birds may not themselves die of it, they can pass on the virus to other species.

    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said a team had been sent to Jind to take stock of the situation.

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    Pinjore crows suffering from respiratory disorder: RDDL

    Vikram Jit Singh,TNN | Dec 24, 2014, 12.40 AM IST

    CHANDIGARH: The preliminary findings conducted by Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar, into the deaths of 32 crows near Pinjore have shown that the birds were suffering from a respiratory disorder.

    The RDDL also rushed two samples of bar-headed geese found dead at Ghautali village in Jind to the National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal, (NIHSAD), for advance tests while one sample of the geese was retained at the RDDL for investigations. A total of 14 geese had been found dead at Ghatauli. The geese samples had reached the RDDL on Monday night after they were discovered at Ghatauli on Sunday.

    Samples from the crows, 32 of whom died at Devalghati Moja, Pinjore, were also sent to the NIHSAD by the RDDL along with samples from the Tarn Taran crows' mortality. The RDDL conducted post-mortem examinations and preliminary probes into the deaths of the Jind geese, Pinjore crows and the mortality of an estimated 300 house crows at Tarn Taran, Punjab.

    "Subject to the outcome of the detailed analysis at NIHSAD, our preliminary findings at the RDDL indicate: (i) the Pinjore crows were showing symptoms of chronic respiratory disease (CRD), which does not rule out avian flu (ii) the Tarn Taran crows were showing signs of toxicology (poisoning) and their deaths were localised to one plot of poplar trees, indicating thereby that avian flu may not be the most likely cause (iii) bar-headed geese are known carriers of avian flu so we are keeping our fingers crossed," an RDDL scientist told TOI.

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    • #3
      h/t Shiloh

      Yesterday, 09:46 PM




      Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/45645181.cms

      12 migratory birds found dead in Hansi
      PTI | Dec 26, 2014, 05.39 AM IST

      HISAR: Days after the bird flu alert was sounded in the region, 12 migratory birds were found dead at Hansi in Hisar on Thursday. A few youths, who came to Nehru College to play cricket, saw the dead birds. The carcasses were taken to the Hansi veterinary hospital in Hisar, but there was no doctor in attendance due to the Christmas holiday. The exact cause of the death of the birds is unknown...

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      • #4
        12 more geese found dead in Jind
        Two samples sent to Jalandhar laboratory for tests 12 more geese found dead in Jind


        Parvesh Sharma
        Tribune News Service
        Jind, January 4

        Two weeks after 14 bar headed geese were found dead in Jind’s Gatauli village, the bodies of 12 migratory birds of the same species were found floating in a pond in Dhathrath village, some 30 km away, on Saturday.
        Though samples from the birds that died in Gatauli village had tested negative for bird flu, Animal Husbandry Department officials sent samples from two birds for testing and buried the remaining 10 in the village.
        ...
        An official in the Animal Husbandry Department said the birds are suspected to have died due to consumption of dirty water from the village pond. “We strongly believe it’s not a case of bird flu and dirty water of pond has killed the birds. We are waiting for the report” said Raju Sharma, in charge of the Jind diagnostic lab.
        ...
        http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/com...ind/26191.html
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        • #5
          In spite of the title, there does not seem to be any positive test results for AI yet - Ro

          Avian flu kills 14 birds and closes down Gurgaon park
          By AJAY KUMAR
          PUBLISHED: 20:42 EST, 10 January 2015 | UPDATED: 20:42 EST, 10 January 2015

          Bird flu scourge is spreading in the National Capital Region following the death of 14 migratory birds in the Sultanpur National Park and Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon on Saturday.
          The forest and wild life department has shut down the park for one week and put up a notice on the main gate to inform tourists.
          The decision was taken as a precautionary measure to ascertain the reason behind the deaths.
          ...

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          • #6
            Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/cit...-gurgaon-park/

            47 migratory birds found dead at Gurgaon park
            Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon | Posted: January 12, 2015 2:28 am | Updated: January 12, 2015 2:31 am

            At least 47 migratory birds, 36 of them coots and 9 common moorhen, were found dead at Sultanpur National Park near Gurgaon on Saturday morning. The forest and wild life department has shut down the park for one week and put up a notice at the main gate to inform tourists.

            Coots and common moorhen are birds from Europe and are among the 40,000 migratory birds of 35 different varieties that have flocked to Sultanpur this winter.

            In preliminary investigation, the deaths have not been attributed to bird flu...

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            • #7
              The unnatural death of 47 migratory birds in Sultanpur National Park has forced it to be closed down for at least one week – most of the birds were Eurasian coots and were found dead inside the sanctuary. The dead birds have been sent for avian flu tests.
              The breakup of the dead birds is 36 Eurasian coots, nine common moorhen, one spot-billed duck and one jungle babbler. It seems they have not shown signs of any H5N1 infection and, in the opinion of District forest officer (wildlife) K S Khetkar it is believed that the deaths were a result of pesticides in crops and the park has been closed as a precautionary measure.

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              • #8
                Migratory birds in Sultanpur may have died due to pesticides: official

                http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Lix...esticides.html

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                • #9
                  Bappan is in Sirsa in the NW of Haryana, Gurgaon is in SE of the state. Bird deaths seem to be widespread this year. - Ro

                  Birds died of poisoning
                  HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times Sirsa, January 11, 2015
                  First Published: 21:20 IST(11/1/2015) | Last Updated: 21:22 IST(11/1/2015)

                  The autopsy report of the two dozen northern lapwings that were found dead at Bappan village in this district on Saturday revealed on Sunday that it was some poison and not bird flu that had killed the stock.

                  Animal husbandry department veterinary surgeon Dr Satpal Dhaban said there was no symptoms of bird flu in the northern lapwings, and some pesticide in the fields killed the birds.
                  ...
                  http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...1-1305725.aspx
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                  • #10
                    DEATH OF BIRDS
                    Experts still clueless, but rule out avian influenza
                    ...
                    Deepkamal Kaur
                    Tribune News Service
                    Jalandhar, January 14
                    Veterinary experts at the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL) have not been able to ascertain the cause of the death of birds at several places in the region.
                    They have so far ruled out the prevalence of bird flu in any of the samples of dead birds received from parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
                    The experts have, however, hinted at possible reasons such as a long spell of cold weather or toxic elements in grains or water.
                    Dr Vinay Mohan, Joint Director, RDDL, said: “The focus is to detect the highly contagious avian influenza. We have so far conducted tests on samples of 37 ducks from Fazilka, 45 migratory birds from Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary in Gurgaon, poultry from the periphery of Chandigarh and water samples from the Sukhna Lake. All samples have tested negative.”
                    ...
                    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/com...nza/30115.html
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                    • #11
                      Sultanpur park to reopen today

                      TNN | Jan 26, 2015, 02.34 AM IST

                      GURGAON: ...

                      Though the report on H5NI tests on 47 birds found dead at the sanctuary on January 10 is still awaited, the authorities have decided to reopen the park to visitors because no more birds have died since.

                      "If the earlier deaths had happened because of bird flu, more birds would have died in the park. But as this did not happen, we decided to reopen the park on January 26," said KS Khetkar, district wildlife officer.

                      ...

                      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46015789.cms
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                      • #12
                        Residents want geese back at Sukhna

                        Aneesha Bedi, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh| Updated: Mar 25, 2015 11:03 IST

                        The Chandigarh administration’s decision to set up a memorial to the 110 domesticated geese culled after one of them tested positive for avian flu has come under criticism from residents and wildlife experts who see it as a sentimental and not practical approach.
                        ...
                        Wildlife columnist Vikram Jit Singh said the UT’s proposal was a sentimental and shallow approach. “The geese at Sukhna were domesticated ones who came in contact with migratory birds, which are silent carriers of bird flu. Hence, the administration should monitor migratory birds rather than build memorials,”he said.
                        ...
                        When contacted, UT adviser Vijay Kumar Dev was not available for comment and directed all queries to home secretary Anurag Aggarwal. On his part, Aggarwal defended the administration’s proposal saying, “It (the proposal) is simply to add a beautiful element to the already beautiful Sukhna Lake.”Asked if any advice had been sought from experts, Aggarwal said, “We won’t do anything without advice. We are yet to finalise the structure of the sculpture but yes it will be of international standards...

                        http://www.hindustantimes.com/chandi...1-1330305.aspx
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