Zoo in Delhi is safe from bird flu! Virus not found in 12 samples of dead crane bird

Jan 22 2021 03:25 PM
Zoo in Delhi is safe from bird flu! Virus not found in 12 samples of dead crane bird

New Delhi: Bird flu has not been confirmed in 12 samples taken from all the dead stork birds at the Zoo in Delhi. Officials have informed in this regard on Friday. A week ago, bird flu was found in a bird in the zoo complex. Dr. Rakesh Singh, Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Delhi government has informed about the same.

He said, "Four cranes were found dead in the Zoo of Delhi a few days ago. On Monday, 12 samples were collected and transported to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research's National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal for testing," he said, saying that bird flu has not been found in all the 12 samples. Bird flu was confirmed in an owl found dead at the Delhi Zoo last week.

"They are following all the guidelines and are strictly monitoring the situation," said Ramesh Pandey, director of the zoo.

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