On Friday, South Korea's agriculture ministry issued a temporary nationwide standstill order for poultry farms and other related transport that took effect over the weekend.

Japan has started culling more than 300,000 chickens and ducks after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on farms in the north of the country, local officials said.

Poultry farmers have been advised to take measures to prevent the disease spreading

Authorities in Gurgaon closed the Sultanpur National Park “until further notice”, as a “precautionary measure” a day after samples from five dead ducks found in Hisar tested positive for bird flu.

With avian influenza outbreak reported in some parts of the country, the Health Department has sounded all chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to prepare a contingency plan for surveillance.

Special teams will monitor poultry farms in Namakkal to prevent the spread of the avian influenza that has been reported in Alappuzha region in Kerala, and checkposts have been put up on Coimbatore

A novel highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus, first detected in January 2014 in poultry and wild birds in South Korea, has spread throughout Asia and Europe, and caused outbreaks in Canada and the United States by the end of the year. The spread of H5N8 and the novel reassortant viruses, H5N2 and H5N1 (H5Nx), in domestic poultry across multiple states in the U.S. pose a potential public health risk. To evaluate the potential of cross-species infection, we determined the pathogenesis and transmissibility of two Asian-origin H5Nx viruses in mammalian animal models.

Humans will not contract virus, culling to begin tomorrow

"The Centre-appointed Committee to look into the bird flu situation at the zoo has also been apprised of the death," a zoo official said.

BHUBANESWAR: With avian influenza being reported from different parts of the country, the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department of Odisha has asked the districts to keep a watch on