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A worker cleans a poultry farm amid bird flu alerts | Representational Image| ANI

Haryana initiates epidemiological investigation of India’s first bird flu death

An 11-year-old boy from Gurgaon had succumbed to the infection at AIIMS Delhi Tuesday.
AIIMS Delhi ward block | Photo: ThePrint

12-year-old boy dies of bird flu in AIIMS, first ever instance of human death in India

According to sources, details of the case have been conveyed to the NCDC and their team has started contact tracing to see if there are any more cases with similar symptoms.

Human-to-human transmission of bird flu rare, no need to panic, AIIMS chief says

AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said the transmission of the virus from birds to humans is rare and sustained human-to-human transmission of H5N1 virus hasn't yet been established.

China reports first case of human infection with H10N3 strain of bird flu

Health authorities in China said the case was a sporadic virus transmission from poultry to humans, and the risk of causing a pandemic was extremely low.
A worker sprays disinfectant as a preventive measure against bird flu | Representational image | ANI Photo

Bird flu confirmed in owl found dead in Delhi Zoo

Delhi Zoo director said birds in captivity have been isolated and are being monitored. Feeding of chicken to raptors and vehicle entry inside the zoo have already been stopped.
A worker at Ghazipur poultry market in New Delhi on 9 January 2021 | PTI Photo

Delhi’s Ghazipur poultry market to be opened after samples test negative for bird flu

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also gave directions to withdraw the orders restricting trade and import of chicken stocks.
A worker cleans a poultry farm amid bird flu alerts | ANI

No spread of bird flu among poultry in Delhi, says official

All 100 samples collected from 35 poultry birds in Delhi's Ghazipur market have tested negative for bird flu, a senior Animal Husbandry Unit officer said.
Representational image. | A poultry worker sits idle with empty cages at the Ghazipur market after reports of bird flu, in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

‘They have all been killed’ — Bird flu spells tragedy for poultry farmers after Covid hit

Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.
A cluster of dead crows in Delhi's Mayur Vihar Phase 3, which are suspected to have succumbed to bird flu | Photo: ANI

Delhi govt bans sale of processed, packaged chicken brought from outside city

Addressing a press conference Monday, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said only samples of ducks from Sanjay Lake have tested positive for bird flu and urged people to not panic.

‘Artificial tears’ over Maharashtra hospital fire & bird flu vs Covid-19

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.