Days after bird flu cases were reported in Maharashtra’s Thane district, the infection was also detected at a poultry farm in Vasai-Virar region of its neighbouring Palghar district. Few birds at the poultry farm had died after which their samples were sent for testing.
The test results had confirmed that the birds were detected with H5N1 virus, Palghar’s district veterinary officer Dr Prashant Kamble said. Dr Kamble did not specify the number of birds that died at the poultry farm and said that the situation is not serious, a news agency reported.
Earlier this week, bird flu cases were detected in Thane district after around 100 birds died at a poultry farm in Vehloli village in Shahapur tehsil. Their samples were sent to a Pune-based laboratory for test and the results confirmed that they died due to H5N1 avian influenza.
The Thane district administration had issued a notification for culling of birds in the poultry farms within one-km radius of the affected farm and more than 25,000 poultry birds have been culled in Shahapur.