Bird Flu hits again in Odisha: H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus

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A bad news for non-veg lovers, Bird flu has hit again in Odisha. A deadly virus which was denoted by H5N1 has been confirmed. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare informed the Odisha Government about the issue.

The sample was taken from the epicenter where it was reported about the signs of Bird Flu. The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) has tested the samples and confirmed that the samples were positive on H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus.

H5N1 strain Avian Influenza

The Government has ordered for containment process and culling of the chickens with a surveillance of 10 KM to condemn the virus from spreading. However this is not the first time the Bird Flu has occurred. Culling process has been carried out whenever the Bird Flu virus is occurred.

At first in 2006 the H5N1 strain Avian Influenza virus has hit in Maharashtra. According to survey reports due to Bird Flu from 2003 and 2015 over 400 people died of this deadly virus.

The H5N1 Avian Influenza virus has occurred in more than 18 countries. This virus can spread from animal to animal and also to humans, but it is mostly occurred in chickens.

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