Via Star of Mysore Online: Bird flu in city not confirmed: vet.
The recent deaths of some poultry birds in farms on the outskirts of the city have caused anxiety among the chicken consumers.
Dr. Devadas, Deputy Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry, said yesterday that a team of expert scientists from Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Bangalore, visited the farms and found that some layer-birds had died. Samples of their blood and excreta have been collected for lab tests.
The occurrence of bird-flu can be ascertained only after receiving the lab reports, said Dr. Devadas and added that, “Since outwardly the deaths of the poultry birds are not because of the bird flu, people need not shirk to consume chicken and eggs.”
If confirmed, this outbreak wouldn't be the first. Karnataka state dealt with H5N1 in October, 2012.