New Delhi (India): As the number of cases of avian influenza continues to rise across the country, the national capital on Tuesday confirmed that crows, which were found dead near Delhi’s Red Fort area tested positive for bird flu.
The official notice issued by the by Animal Husbandary Department stated, “Samples of 15 crows that were found dead near Red Fort a week ago, test positive for bird flu. The samples were sent to Jalandhar and Bhopal for testing.”
Animal Husbandry Department has issued directions to stop the entry of the common public at the Red Fort.
On January 11, the Animal Husbandry Department of the Delhi government confirmed cases of bird flu in the national capital.
“Eight samples from dead crows and ducks were sent for testing. All the samples tested positive for avian flu,” said the Animal Husbandry Department.
As many as 91 crows and 27 ducks were found dead across 15 Delhi Development Authority (DDA) parks in Delhi on January 10.