H5N1 Virus

  • 9,000 birds culled in bird-flu hit Bengal district December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Over 9,000 poultry birds have been culled in West Bengal's Malda district after the latest bird flu outbreak there but some villagers are resisting the move, officials said Thursday. "Veterinary workers have culled 9,373 poultry birds since Tuesday at Narhatta and Satgheria villages under the English Bazar police station in...
  • Locals protest as culling begins in bird-flu hit Malda December 18, 2008

    Kolkata: Locals in the Malda district of West Bengal are protesting culling operations in bird flu hit areas. This has increased the potential danger of the disease spreading. Bird flu has spelt doom for these residents in West Bengal's Malda district. This is the second time in a year that Malda...
  • Malda: Tests prove new bird flu cases in West Bengal December 16, 2008

    Kolkata: Laboratory tests on dead birds have proven a new outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus in West Bengal, a state government official said on Monday. "The laboratory test in Bhopal has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus in the dead birds," Sridhar Ghosh, the senior official in...
  • 2 more districts catch bird flu, WB govt 'in control' January 27, 2008

    Kolkata: The H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday spread to South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore districts in West Bengal. Thirteen of the state’s 19 districts are now under the grip of the bird flu though the state government continued to claim the situation was “under control”. "We have two more...
  • India sounds bird flu alert after chicken deaths January 14, 2008

    Kolkata: Preliminary results of tests taken after thousands of backyard poultry died in West Bengal over the past 10 days showed they were infected with bird flu, but it was unclear if it was the H5N1 virus, officials said. More than 10,000 birds died in Margram village of Birbhum district...