SURI, Sept. 2: Enteric fever has broken out in Birbhum

BOLPUR : The people of Birbhum's Bolpur and Ilambazar areas now have private healthcare right at their doorstep. Renowned cardiologist, Dr Devi Shetty, had set up a free check up clinic in Koira and Kopai villages of Bolpur sub-division and both have been given the name of

The state animal resources department is struggling to arrange the required manpower to carry out fresh culling and mop-up operations in three Bird Flu-affected districts.

Illegal smuggling of poultry for trade, from bird flu free districts of West Bengal into the affected districts, may have caused the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus to resurface in West Bengal.

Bird deaths were reported from Burdwan, Birbhum and Nadia today, barely 24 hours after fresh cases of bird flu were confirmed in two blocks of Murshidabad.

It is steadily getting worse and could easily spin out of control if it acquires a virulent form. The latest outbreak of the avian influenza sweeping West Bengal is the most serious India has ever faced

In early December 2007, the country prided itself on providing the world with a road map to check the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5NI. Containing the virus in Maharashtra in 2006 and in Manipur in 2007 gave health authorities sufficient caus

A pull of the neck and then a twist is all that is needed to bring silent death to a hen or a duck. In scientific terms, the bird

It is ironical that bird flu should deal a crippling blow to the West Bengal countryside shortly after the Government of India declared that the country was free from the scourge.

KOLKATA, Feb. 11: Experts from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) today visited bird flu-affected areas of the state ahead of the review meeting to be held by the state government to discuss lifting the ban on chicken trading and transportation.