Gujarat: Bird flu discovered in crow tests in Surat, Vadodara

Bird flu cases have been affirmed in Gujarat’s Surat and Vadodara areas as certain examples of dead crows from that point have tried positive for the avian flu, authorities said on Monday.

Tests of four crows gathered from two spots at Bardoli taluka in Surat on January 6 were shipped off a Bhopal-based lab, Nilam Dave, representative head of creature cultivation office, Surat, said.

“They have tested positive for the bird flu,” the official said.

Furthermore, three out of five crow tests gathered from Vasantpura town in Savli taluka of Vadodara, where 25 crows kicked the bucket on January 6, have additionally tried positive, Vadodara creature farming office’s agent chief Prakash Darji said.

On Sunday, 57 pigeons were discovered dead in Kia town of Vadodara’s Karjan taluka and their examples have been sent for affirmation to the Bhopal-based lab, he added.

As a prudent step, overviews were attempted in these two regions, particularly inside a 10-km span of the spot where the fowls were discovered dead, authorities said.

Gujarat revealed its first instance of bird flu on January 8 when two lapwing tests from Junagadh locale tried positive for the fledgling seasonal infection.

After the Gujarat government sounded a caution about the bird flu on January 5, a few pieces of the state have announced many dead fowls, particularly crows, ducks, pigeons, peacocks and lapwings.

Tests of the cadavers have been shipped off the lab in Bhopal and results much of the time are anticipated.