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Title: #India, #H5N1 #Avian #flu scare grows as more #birds die in #Delhi.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N1 subtype, domestic and wild birds die-off in Delhi.

Source: Times of India, full page: (LINK).

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Avian flu scare grows as more birds die in Delhi


Durgesh Nandan Jha | TNN | Updated: Oct 21, 2016, 08:54 IST

NEW DELHI: Fears of bird flu spreading beyond the Delhi+ zoo grew on Thursday, with the government confirming that at least 10 birds were found dead in the city over the past 48 hours. These included five at the deer park in south Delhi's Hauz Khas, which has been closed to visitors. 

Two more birds also died at the zoo+ , which has been shut since Tuesday following confirmation of three H5N1, or avian flu, deaths. Samples of six-seven other birds that died earlier have been sent for testing.

Elsewhere, three crows were found dead in Sundar Nagar, less than 1km from the zoo, and at least one bird death was reported from Asola Bhatti sanctuary in Tughlaqabad, a known nesting site for migratory birds.



Keywords: India; New Delhi; H5N1; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Wildbirds.