As mentioned earlier today, a 5th Indian state (Haryana) has now reported H5N8, which is confirmed by the following MOA report. We also learn from today's report that six ducks have died at Madipur Lake in Delhi, and these are to be tested.
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
04-November-2016 18:13 IST
Status of Avian Influenza H5N8 in India
1- The control and containment operations are being carried out at various epicenters in Kerala.
2- A video conferencing was conducted by this Department on 02.11.2016 to review the situation in Kerala and preparedness of the neighboring states namely Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
3- There is no further report of mortality from any part of Punjab where post operation surveillance is going on.
4- Six Ducks at Madipur Lake in Delhi have reportedly died on 03.11.2016. The samples have been collected by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Delhi. There is no report of mortality from any other part of Delhi. The Delhi Government has carried out disinfection process at all the affected sites as per Action Plan on Avian Influenza. There is no further report of mortality from Gwalior or any other part of Madhya Pradesh too.
5- The samples sent from domestic ducks at Blue Bird Restaurant of Haryana Tourism in Hissar, Haryana to NIHSAD, Bhopal on 02.11.2016 have been found positive for H5N8 AI virus. The state government of Haryana has been requested to initiate control and containment operation as per action plan.