India is also not far behind as some states in India are registering an increase in cases of bird flu outbreak Credit: File image

Vietnam has slaughtered over 1 lakh poultry to control the outbreak of bird flu in country.

The government of Vietnam also mentioned that the possibility of the outbreak increasing is higher.

Vietnam reported outbreak of pathogenic H5N1 and H5N6 in 14 state provinces.

Vietnam has recorded high levels of bird flu outbreak cases. India is also not far behind, with many states registering an increase in cases of bird flu outbreak.

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Indian states on alert

Maharashtra slaughtered 40,000 poultry bird after confirming cases of influenza or bird flu. The four-layer poultry farms in the region in Maharashtra had many cases of influenza and bird flu.

The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases tested eight samples from the nearly 5,000 dead poultry and all the samples were tested positive. Nearly 10 lakh birds were culled in Navapur, known for layer poultry farming after the bird flu outbreak in the state in 2006.

In Pune, avian influenza cases were registered following the death of 17 poultry birds at a caged facility in Dhayari recently.

The samples of these birds were tested positive for the H5N1 strain of avian influenza by a senior animal husbandry department.

The area was sealed by the authorities where the deaths were reported and around 300 backyard poultry birds would be culled in the area within the radius of 1 km.

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In Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry informed that Avian influenza was confirmed among the poultry and crows in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Sanjeev, Ministry of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy confirmed influenza in crows in Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgman, Baramulla, Kulgam and Poonch and poultry in Udhampur.

The minister said that avian influenza cases have been confirmed from Kerela, J&K, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Harayana, Uttarakhand, New Delhi, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

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