Shillong: The Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission has received nearly 40,000 applications from individual fish farmers across the state to partner with the state government in attaining self-suffic

Agartala: Timely vaccination of birds and animals, access to standard laboratories and maintaining bio-security are among the measures required to curb the sporadic outbreak of bird flu in India’s northeast, says a team of international and Indian experts touring the region.

Experts of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and India, who are on a five-day visit to Tripura to probe the causes of frequent bird flu outbreaks, have asked the northeastern states to maintain stipulated protocols to stop the contagious disease from resurfacing.

SHILLONG: The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded alarm bells after two reported outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry farms in Odisha and one in a state run farm in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya.

The samples from the two states which were sent to the National High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal confirmed that fowls from the poultry farms tested positive for the scientific polymerase chain reaction test and virus isolation test.

SHILLONG, Jan 22 – Culling of birds in Williamnagar town of East Garo Hills district and in 35 villages within a 10-km radius of the town has been completed, official sources said today.

SHILLONG: Authorities in Meghalaya have completed disinfection operations in a bird flu-hit area of East Garo Hills district, an official said on Sunday.

SHILLONG: A week after bird flu was detected at a government-run farm in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, the government today said the situation was under control.

“We have completed disinfection process in the poultry farm of Williamnagar town and the whole situation is completely normalising,” District Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said.

SHILLONG, Authorities in Meghalaya today culled nearly 5,000 domesticated fowls in a bird flu-hit area of East Garo Hills district, an official said.

The birds were culled and buried with lime and bleaching powder in 19 villages within a three-km radius of a government-run farm at Williamnagar - the epicentre of H5N1 virus, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Director D. Lyngwa told IANS.

SHILLONG: The culling of bird-flu infected fowls within 3 km radius from the Government poultry farm in Williamnagar, East Garo Hills is expected to be completed by Wednesday.

Shillong, Jan. 16: The East Garo Hills district administration will continue culling for another week even after more than 2,500 chickens were slaughtered.

SHILLONG: Culling and mopping operations will continue for the next five days in Meghalaya to contain the spread of bird-flu in East Garo Hills district, official sources said.