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  • India - ​Karnataka: pelican takes ill at Kokkarebellur - Bird flu ruled out

    Pelican takes ill at Kokkarebellur as bird flu scare returns

    DH News Service, Bharathinagar (Mandya dist), Jan 8 2018, 23:41 IST
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    Fear of bird flu has returned to Kokkarebellur Bird Sanctuary after a pelican took ill on Monday evening. So far, 11 pelicans have died in the sanctuary.

    Meanwhile, the death of pelicans at Soolekere recently has also created anxiety among the people of the surrounding villages.
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    Speaking to DH, he said, the death of pelicans in the sanctuary last month was due to worm infection...
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    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...llur-bird.html
    "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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    16 grey pelicans die in two months at conservation hub

    TNN | Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 08:36 IST

    BENGALURU: Sixteen grey pelicans have died after falling from trees in the last two months at Kokkare Bellur in Mandya district. Three grey pelicans fell from a tree on Monday. While two of them died, one is critically ill .

    Villagers and members of Hejjare Balaga, a pelican conservation group, said the mating patterns and other habits of the migratory birds were normal.
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    Officials from the forest department and range forest officer Rajeshwari N S visited the site a month ago to look into the deaths and ruled out the possibility of bird flu.

    "In December, four bird carcasses were taken for tests and worms were found in the stomach that had led to the deaths. Monday's deaths are the first after spraying of antibiotics...
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    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/62613202.cms
    "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."
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    • #3
      KARNATAKA: THE CURIOUS CASE OF MANDYA?S PELICAN DEATHS

      By Amit Kumar, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 01.00 AM IST

      A series of pelican deaths at Kokkare Bellur has created fear in the heart of bird lovers. More than 26 pelicans have died so far in Mandya district in one month and the reason for these deaths has not been ascertained yet.
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      Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF) Yadukundala said, ?A team of veterinary doctors from Bengaluru conducted an autopsy on February 8 and in the report, it has been mentioned that round worms in the intestines were the main cause of these deaths. Earlier, they were assuming it was bird flu.?
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      http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.co...w/62876845.cms
      "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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      • #4
        Spot billed pelican deaths in Kokrebellur due to roundworms not bird flu
        L K ? Mar 19, 2018 03:25:40 PM (IST)
        Spot billed pelican deaths in Kokrebellur due to roundworms not bird flu-1

        Maddur: The death of 43 pelicans since December 5 in Kokrebellur surroundings is due to roundworms and not bird flu, confirmed experts after studying laboratory reports.

        The villagers in the area had protested fearing bird flu in the area few days ago. Soon forest department swung into action and sprayed chemicals in the area as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of suspected bird flu. However, the recent findings confirm that the pelican deaths resulted from roundworms and not bird flu.

        Few days ago, a pelican died near government higher primary school in the village after it fell down from a large tree.
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        https://www.newskarnataka.com/mandya...s-not-bird-flu
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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