Dead birds spark bird flu fear in Thiruvananthapuram

Bird flu has not been reported in Thiruvananthapuram before

Dead birds found on trees on the MLA Hostel caused a flutter on Wednesday. The incident sparked concern in the wake of the bird flu (Avian Influenza) outbreak in Kozhikode. But animal husbandry officials here said it could be a stray incident.

Three dead birds, reportedly egrets, were found on trees and recovered with the help of the Fire and Rescue Services.

“Two of the birds had their feet tangled in cord. We have sent the dead birds to the State Institute for Animal Diseases (SIAD), Palode, for tests,” Dr. Aravind, Animal Husbandry Officer for the district, said. Test results are expected on Thursday.

Bird flu has not been reported in Thiruvananthapuram before.

But the outbreak in Kozhikode has led to a slump in chicken prices in the capital also.

A letter from the Editor

Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | May 29, 2020 2:51:03 AM |

Next Story