Bird Flu cases reported in four districts of Kashmir

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SRINAGAR — Authorities today confirmed Avian Flu (Bird Flu) among the crows and migratory birds in the Valley.

The Bird Flu cases were confirmed days after the ban on import of poultry was lifted in the Union Territory.

However, officials said that Avian flu has been reported at four places among migratory birds and crows only while no case of Avian flu has been reported in poultry birds so far.

Avian flu has been confirmed in Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Budgam districts in Kashmir.

Amid Bird flu scare, ban on import of poultry into J&K

Acting swiftly, government has directed for surveillance within one kilometer radius where the cases were reported and asked for samples from poultry farms also, they said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said, “Human or poultry contact with Wild/Migratory birds (like feeding sources) needs to be strictly avoided.”

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