Hen flu scare: Almost 200 birds together with crows, pigeons discovered lifeless in Dehradun, Rishikesh
Samples collected from the lifeless birds have been despatched to the forest division for additional motion, in keeping with a wildlife warden.
Amid an avian influenza scare in a number of states, practically 200 birds, principally crows, have been discovered lifeless in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun and Rishikesh, officers mentioned on Monday. A complete of 165 birds have been discovered lifeless in several components of Dehradun on Sunday, together with 121 crows within the Bhandari Bagh space alone. There have been 162 crows, two pigeons and an eagle among the many lifeless birds present in Dehradun, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajiv Dhiman mentioned. Chief Wildlife Warden JS Suhag mentioned the samples of the lifeless birds have been despatched to the Indian Veterinary Analysis Institute in Bareilly to determine the reason for their demise.
Greater than 30 birds have been discovered lifeless at completely different locations in and round Rishikesh, triggering a bird-flu scare within the city.
Twenty-eight crows and a pigeon have been discovered lifeless within the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) premises. One avian demise was reported from the Bees Bigha locality and two such deaths have been reported from the Raiwala station, authorities veterinary officer Rajesh Raturi mentioned. The samples of the lifeless birds have been despatched to the forest division for additional motion, he added.
Confirming the avian deaths, Rishikesh Municipal Commissioner Narendra Singh Quiriyal mentioned a short lived ban on the sale of chicken meat may also be imposed in public curiosity, if needed.
Raturi mentioned although 28 crows and a pigeon have been discovered lifeless on the AIIMS premises, the safety guards on the facility handed over the carcasses of solely 5 crows and the pigeon to officers and buried the remaining ones because the birds have been lengthy lifeless.
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