Avian Influenza H5N8 — India
Bihar health authorities have sounded alert after pathogenic avian influenza [AI] (H5N8) viruses were detected in crows in the state.
Dozens of crows died in the state’s West Champaran district in January 2021, following which the animal husbandry department officials collected samples and sent them for testing at a laboratory in Kolkata.
“The report confirmed H5N8 strain of bird flu. We have sounded alert and stepped surveillance to check the spread of this virus,” Sunil Kumar Thakur,