Dera Bassi and Mohali report bird flu cases; total cases in Punjab reach 3

A sample of a dead crow taken in Mohali also tests positive

Dera Bassi and Mohali report bird flu cases; total cases in Punjab reach 3

Photo for representation only. — File photo

Gaurav Kanthwal 
Tribune News Service

Mohali, January 20

Samples from Alpha Poultry farm—with 55,000 livestock—and Royal Poultry farm—with 60,000 livestock—in Dera Bassi’s Behra village have tested positive for bird flu (HSN8) at the Bhopal laboratory.

A sample of a dead crow taken in Mohali also tested positive.

With two new cases reported on Wednesday, the number of confirmed samples of bird flu in Punjab has reached three.

On January 15, the Mohali administration had sent a suspected case of bird flu from the area to a Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (NRDDL) in Jalandhar. For further investigation, it was sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.  

NRDDL, Jalandhar, Joint Director, Mohinder Pal Singh said: “The culling will be undertaken in the two poultry farms as of now”.

A goose found dead a week ago at Siswan dam reservoir of Mohali had also tested positive on Tuesday.

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