Via The Indian Express: Bird flu in Amethi, chief secy puts districts on alert. I've read several reports on this outbreak, and not one of them bothers to name the strain; presumably it's H5N1. Excerpt:
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan on Saturday issued an advisory to all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to take precautions for prevention of Avian Influenza (bird flu) following the confirmation of the flu in Amethi district.
The Chief Secretary’s Office was informed by the Union Ministry of Agriculture of “highly pathogenic avian influenza” in Saari ka Purwa village in Shukul Bazaar area of Amethi district, through the ministry’s letter on March 13.
The confirmation comes at a time when swine flu has gripped the state, having taken at least 17 lives here this season. As many as 19 new cases of swine flu were reported from across UP on Saturday, thus taking the state total to 1,164 cases.
“There are no human cases as of now and led by the Chief Veterinary Officer, the district administration is conducting tests and we are taking all necessary precautions,” Amethi’s Chief Medical Officer, Ashok Kumar said.
Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary has the report, with much more detail and context.