Bird flu kills 145 more birds in Rajasthan

Bird flu kills 145 more birds in Rajasthan

On Sunday, 145 birds were found dead in Rajasthan. 17 districts have reported cases of bird flu.

The Animal Husbandry Department of the state reported that on Sunday, 112 crows, 5 peacocks, 11 pigeons and 17 other birds were found dead in the Rajasthan.

On 21st January, 181 birds were found dead. Among these deaths, 134 crows, 25 peacocks, 13 pigeons, and 9 other birds were recorded.

According to the department, 272 samples were collected from 27 districts. Out of those 272 samples, 67 samples have been detected with the infection. Since 25th December, 2020, a total of 6595 birds have died in the state. This includes 4640 crows, 380 peacocks, 553 pigeons and 1022 other birds.

On Saturday, Centre confirmed that bird flu in poultry has been detected so far in nine states. These states consist of Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Bird flu has been confirmed in 12 states for crow/migratory/wild birds. The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said in a statement, the 12 states are Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

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