17 Ducks In Delhi’s Sanjay Lake, 11 Crows In Mumbai’s Chembur Found Dead
While Maharashtra and Delhi await reports of the samples sent for the Avian flu testing, seven other states including Kerala, MP, UP and HP have already confirmed the presence of the influenza in their states
At least 17 ducks were found lifeless at Sanjay Lake in Delhi’s Trilokpuri area, while 11 crows were found dead in Chembur in Mumbai amidst fears of the growing bird-flu in India. While samples from Delhi, Maharashtra and Chandigarh have been sent to labs to confirm the Avian virus, seven other states have already declared the presence of the same in their respective regions. These include Kerala, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
In Parbhani in Maharashtra, 900 hens died in the last two days while in Kerala in the past week, thousands of birds were culled following the discovery of the H5N8 strain of the influenza in 12,000 ducks. In Haryana, the discarding of more than 1.5 lakh birds began across five poultry farms in the Panchkula district on Saturday.
With the world still reeling from the Coronavirus, restaurants and street food vendors had just started getting their business back on track. Now with the new scare, many food joints serving non-vegetarian dishes are facing a scarcity of customers. Though there has not been any official confirmation of the transfer of the contagion from the animals to humans, there has been as much as a 50% drop in the chicken business for many servers in Delhi. There is however, a large section of people who believe that the poultry cooked in high temperatures will kill the virus anyway, if at all it exists in the first place.
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