Gujarat: Bird flu detected in crow samples in Surat, VadodaraPTI | Ahmedabad | Updated: 11-01-2021 15:18 IST | Created: 11-01-2021 14:51 IST
''They have tested positive for the bird flu,'' the official said.
Besides, three out of five crow samples collected fromVasantpura village in Savli taluka of Vadodara, where 25 crowds died on January 6, have also tested positive, Vadodara animal husbandry department's deputy director Prakash Darji said.
On Sunday, 57 pigeons were found dead in Kia village of Vadodara's Karjan taluka and their samples have been sent for confirmation to the Bhopal-based lab, he added.
As a precautionary measure, surveys were undertaken in these two districts, especially within a 10-km radius of the spot where the birds were found dead, officials said.
After the Gujarat government sounded an alert about the bird flu on January 5, several parts of the state have reported dozens of dead birds, especially crows, ducks, pigeons, peacocks and lapwings.
Samples of the carcasses have been sent to the lab inBhopal and results in many cases are awaited.
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