Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBird flu

Topic: Bird flu

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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