Mangaluru: Seven crows found dead, triggers bird flu panic


Mangaluru, Jan 12 (IANS): Amid fears of bird flu spread in neighbouring Kerala, seven crows were found dead at different places in Mangaluru on Monday.

Three crows were found on the road near Pacchanady dumping yard, two near Shaktinagar housing colony and two more near the Kuppepadavu school road, sources in the state health department said. Health officials have visited the spots and collected samples.

It may be recalled that six crows were found dead in Manjanady near here recently and samples collected from them had tested negative for bird flu.

Health Minister K. Sudhakar had stated a couple of days back that there were no cases of bird flu in Karnataka and all the samples tested so far have returned negative.

He had also directed the health officials in the border districts to be vigilant in the wake of an avian flu outbreak in other states, including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Four districts in southern Karnataka bordering Kerala have been put on alert following the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in the neigbouring state.

"We have put four districts bordering Kerala -- Chamarajanagar, Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu and Mysuru -- on alert and taken steps to prevent bird flu spread from the adjacent state though no case of the disease has been reported in Karnataka so far," a state animal husbandry department official had told IANS on January 7.

The animal husbandry department has also set up kiosks at border check-posts to monitor vehicles from Kerala to ensure chicken and eggs are not allowed to enter the districts without certification.

The Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairies on Monday said that avian influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country till date. The 10 states are -- Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Avian influenza or bird flu is a contagious viral disease caused by influenza type A viruses, which affect poultry birds like chickens and turkeys.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    As some have commented birdflu at present is limited to birds only.
    If anybody wants to consume poultry birds they can do so without any scare as it doesn't cross infect if boiled properly.
    Investigate whether 5G towers are being tested, there are meters to check the radiation levels, do check periodically if it has crossed the safe lincheck periodically mits. Some countries have reported the same deaths after they got erected but blamed on birdflu, autopsy showed heart attack. Next inline are other living beings but blame always goes for viruses.
    Take care City dwellers lets not always blame conspiracy theorists but let us open our eyes and ears and ask questions and then decide with real scientific method what is the real cause. Never believe any reports or clarifications from authorities or doctors at face value. Time to ask and verify as New Reset is happening according to many forewarners.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    Dev mangalore,you are right.First one should think of mobile transmitters ,when not bird flu.second also one must see if any chemical things mixed in some food material to getaway crows.some times fish from see too are full of chemicals ,eaten from crows .we throw our batteries in water see,or anywhere in garden.Mercury ,led too are dangerous to animals and human too.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    It's just a matter of time that the virus visits coastal Karnataka!
    Crows, as scavengers, are very rugged birds; they dying means the virus is very virulent!
    Avoid chicken & be safe!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Let it be any Virus and calamity but in India, Politics comes first and Congress name for ever in the forefront and development at last !

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Crows seem to be washing the virus.
    What about real/permanent remedy to stop from spreading the virus to other birds, importantly chickens ? 2020 started with Covid 19 and 2021 bird flue ? Leave politics and try to live in peace with God given life & time.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    A hunter killed the male bird of the Mithuna breeding pair who were frolicking happily and Sage Valmiki saw the sorrow and penned the famous epic Ramayana.Be vegetarian and have compassion for birds and animals.Live in harmony with nature.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Research too has proved vegetarians are less prone to diseases and live longer than non-vegans.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Covid19 pandemic has not subsided... an now this new curse, is threatening to derail our nation once again !! Traders here in Mumbai are fearing the worst. Citizens from DK district must be cautious, Kindly avoid all poltury products, until this plague passes away !!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Chicken is now Affordable ...

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  • Flavian, Manngalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Naveen Anna may be having the answer
    ' Curse'

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    don't worry...BJP Administration is busy with more important issues like purchasing MLA's and cows.

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  • Flavian, Manngalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Please stop eating chicken, Beef.
    Cow or cattle population may one day over take Indias human populations without proper shelter, care and fodder. That will be the testing time.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Sad..
    Hope all viruses soon goes away...

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  • Dsouza, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Kuppepadav.. !! Dangerous

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Birds don't require visa or border crossing permission. Spread of Bird flu can't be contained if it has infected any of those flying beauties.

    We can't even accuse them because they too have equal right to live in the world as us and just as we humans have not apologized to them for the spread of deadly Covid-19

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Beautiful... Mind blowing comment Deshbhakt.... I agree with this whole heartedly...

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  • R.krishna, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    You can see crow caracas on the connecting road from Padua highschool to Sharbatkatte and also opposite VK electronics in Yeyyadi.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Horror Stories everyday after ...

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Scary!

    Now what do we do?

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Now only one solution as per Modi thali bajao & diya jalao.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Don't worry... Let's take care..avoid non veg strictly and follow SMS formula....

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