Srinagar: Samples from dead crows near Athwajan and Peerbagh have tested positive for avian influenza, H5N8 strain, as per the Srinagar District Administration.
The admin said that as per guidelines, a 10 kilometre radius around the locations has been declared as an ‘alert zone’.
Now in accordance with the stipulated guidelines a 10-kilometer radius area around each of the said locations has been declared as alert zone — where among other measures surveillance and sampling will be conducted to ascertain and prevent the spread.@manojsinha_ @listenshahid
— Srinagar district administration (@srinagaradmin) February 1, 2021
Earlier, dead crows were found in parts of Jammu and an alert had been sounded in Kashmir. Samples from Poonch had tested positive for bird flu on Jan 31.
On Feb 1, dead crows were found in the Uri region of Kashmir.
The administration had earlier responded by banning all poultry imports into Kashmir, which was subsequently withdrawn due to unknown reasons.
Due to the presence of migratory birds, controlling the flu has proven to be a tough task.