Friday, November 04, 2016

India: H5N8 Confirmed In Haryana State



Meanwhile in India, where HPAI H5N8 turned up for the first time a couple of weeks ago, another Indian state has confirmed the presence of the virus.

This from the Times Of India.

Duck deaths at Hisar: Tests confirm first avian flu case
Vikram Jit Singh | TNN | Nov 4, 2016, 06.25 AM IST

CHANDIGARH: The incidence of avian flu of the strain, H5N8, has been confirmed in the mortality of domesticated ducks that perished at the Blue Bird Tourist Complex in Hisar, Haryana, on Tuesday and Wednesday after the samples were subjected to isolation and other advanced tests at National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.

A senior official of the NIHSAD told TOI that this strain is the one which has been detected in all the confirmed flu cases in Punjab's Rajpura, Delhi, Gwalior and Kerala this season. "We have faxed and emailed Additional Chief Secretary and Director-General of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of Haryana, so that measures to contain the disease can be taken at the earliest," NIH SAD official added.
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