Srinagar: A case of H5N8 (Avian influenza) also known as bird flu has been reported from Arbal area of Dooru in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Officials said that before ten days few crows were found dead in Arbal Dooru after which the sample was taken which has come out as positive.
They said soon after the confirmation of the case, a rapid response team has been deployed in the area.
Officials said that SOPs are to be adopted fully by the rapid response team besides that demarcation of the infected and surveillance zone along with disinfection of the area is also being done.
They added that officials have been directed to survey and sample the poultry both at the backyard and commercial poultry farms.
Avian influenza was found at various places in J&K among migratory birds and crows, however, cases of avian influenza among domestic birds were found only in Udhampur so far