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    KASHMIR, LATEST NEWS
    GK Web Desk
    Srinagar, March 15, 2021, 2:17 PM
    UPDATED: March 15, 2021, 2:17 PM

    Dead crows, fox carcasses trigger panic in north Kashmir's Lolab

    SDM Lolab, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat said a team will be shortly sent to the area to take the samples of affected fauna and ascertain the cause of their death.
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    Quoting locals, news agency GNS reported that dozens of crows were found dead in the Gundmacher area of Lolab early today morning. More than the birds, what puzzled the locals were carcasses of at least three foxes which were spotted in the vicinity.
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    The fresh sightings of the dead birds come nearly a month after the union ministry confirmed the presence of avian influenza or Bird Flu in 14 states and union territories, including Jammu and Kashmir.
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    https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/...ashmirs-lolab/
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      Zehru Nissa
      Srinagar, March 19, 2021, 12:52 AM
      UPDATED: March 19, 2021, 12:53 AM

      Bird flu: Sample from Srinagar tests positive
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      Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Joint Director Poultry division (Animal Husbandry department) said culling was ordered on Thursday and will be carried out for three days. The sample, he said, was taken from a backyard farm in the Balgarden area of Srinagar two weeks ago. “It was a carcass sample and we had sent it outside for testing. The confirmation was received on 17 March,” he said while detailing the event.
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      A letter by Animal Husbandry department to District Administration Srinagar states that Joint Secretary Animal Husbandry and Dairying (GoI) has confirmed H5N8 infection in the sample (dated 07 March) tested at Reference Laboratory (ICAR-NISHAD)....

      As per the data regarding the incidence of avian influenza in Kashmir division, 33 samples have tested positive for H5N8 out of 1157. Of these, 4 samples have been from the poultry birds and 29 from crows. Dr Shah said crows appear to be the most affected birds by avian influenza in Kashmir ...
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      https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/...ests-positive/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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