Bird Flu confirmed in Maharashtra, over 800 chickens dead in 48 hours
Mumbai : Bird flu has been confirmed in the Indian state Maharashtra with more than 800 chickens dying in last two days, said a report.
While dead crows sparked fears in Mumbai, the bird flu has been reported in Parbhani, where authorities will cull around 9,000 birds.
Eleven dead crows were spotted in Mumbai's Chembur, sparking fears of the aviation flu.
Meanwhile, the authorities have confirmed spread of bird flu in Parbhani where 800 hens had been reported dead. The district administration has ordered culling of about 9000 birds and banned sale of birds within 10 km radius.
Parbhani district collector Deepak Mulgikar told News18, "There is no danger to human life. We have started checking people as well. There is no fear of transmission to humans."
The village, where the birds dead hens were reported from, has been declared a prohibitory zone.
The authorities across the nation are keeping a vigil on such cases. Kanpur zoo was shut on Sunday to check if bird flu was the reason behind the death of wild chickens.
In Delhi, Hauz Khaz was shut to ensure no people movement around the lake where a majority of birds are found wandering.