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Gopal Rai assures all precautions to counter avian influenza at Delhi Zoo

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 18:20 IST      
Gopal Rai assures all precautions to counter avian influenza at Delhi Zoo

New Delhi [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): Delhi's Development Minister of Delhi Gopal Rai on Wednesday said all precautionary measures are being taken to end the threat of avian flu at Delhi Zoo.

Rai said, "This matter is not just of the zoo. If the flu will spread, it will spread in whole Delhi. So, the precautionary actions will be taken keeping Delhi in mind."

Zoo Director Amitabh Agnihotri, said, "The virus found in the birds is called Avian influenza and it has been named as H5 which is confirmed when we tested the birds. It is discovered in the free ranging birds. And, we are doing the surveillance of the zoo with the local husbandry department."

"The issue was detected last Friday and Saturday in which a total of nine birds died including rosy pelicans, painted storks and ducks. We sent the samples to Jalandhar and Bhopal and few birds were detected with influenza and since then there have been no deaths," Riyaz Khan, PRO of the zoo told media here.

However as a cautionary method, all visits from the zoo have been curtailed for a few days until the entire area sanitized.

At least nine birds, including ducks and pelicans, were found dead this week, forcing zoo authorities to close the zoo to visitors on Tuesday and send samples for testing to labs in Jalandhar and Bhopal. (ANI)

Himachal landslide: NH 154 to reopen soon

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:51 IST     

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TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 20:16 IST     

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GJM chief disposed off from Madan Tamang murder case

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 19:18 IST     

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Mumbai: 20-year old accused commits suicide inside lock-up

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 18:57 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): A 20-year old accused, arrested over the charges of fraud, committed suicide in Mumbai's Andheri Police Station on Thursday.

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TN CM orders judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 18:44 IST     

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Nigerian national arrested with possession of Ganja in Goa

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 18:32 IST     

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Rajnath hails UP CM Adityanath's farm loan waiver scheme

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:58 IST     

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Sharad Yadav compares BJP reign with that of Adolf Hitler

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:57 IST     

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Ahmed Patel slams BJP, accuses it of 'misusing agency'

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:31 IST     

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Army starts search operations in Bandipora's Gurez sector

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 17:25 IST     

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