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Bird flu panic abates in Meghalaya


February 11th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 11 (IANS) Authorities Saturday gave the all-clear signal and calmed the panic in Meghalaya after clinical tests on dead pigeons proved negative for bird flu, a veterinary official ... Read more...

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Bird flu suspected in Meghalaya


February 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) Fears of bird flu gripped Shillong Friday and Meghalaya state authorities sounded a general alert after a hundred pigeons were found dead in the state capital, ... Read more...

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Bird flu resurfaces in Tripura


January 25th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 25 (IANS) Bird flu or avian influenza has resurfaced in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.Tripura animal resources development department secretary Swapan Saha told reporters: "Samples of sick ... Read more...

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Meghalaya culls 5,000 birds


January 18th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Authorities in Meghalaya Wednesday 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 ... Read more...

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India confirms bird flu in Bengal, PM concerned


September 20th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed concern over avian inluenza in West Bengal and directed authorities to prevent it from spreading, sources said. The directive ... Read more...

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Culling of birds starts in Bengal


September 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The culling of birds began Tuesday in West Bengal's Nadia district after the union health ministry confirmed that samples had tested positive for bird flu, ... Read more...

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India prepared to deal with bird flu: Government


August 31st, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In the wake of the international agriculture monitoring and research body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issuing an alert for bird flu, the Indian government ... Read more...

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Tripura zoo on alert after death of birds, animals


March 12th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 12 (IANS) Close on the heels of the detection of bird flu at two government-run farms in western Tripura, mysterious deaths of some animals and birds at the ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling begins in Tripura


March 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 8 (IANS) With fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu being detected at a government-run farm in western Tripura, the authorities Tuesday started culling more than 7,000 ... Read more...

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Fresh cases of bird flu in Tripura


March 6th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 6 (IANS) Fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu have been detected in another Tripura poultry farm, and culling of birds is expected to start Monday, an ... Read more...

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Tripura on bird flu alert; central teams arrive


February 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Following an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza, Tripura Saturday sounded a bird flu alert and intensified surveillance.Two central government teams comprising scientists and doctors arrived in Tripura ... Read more...

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Avian flu reported in Tripura, over 3,000 ducks being culled


February 18th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) With a fresh outbreak of bird flu being reported in Tripura, the mass culling of more than 3,000 ducks began Friday in the western part of the state, ... Read more...

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Blood-clotting agent can be used to diagnose fatal genetic diseases


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that a protein involved in blood clotting can be used to diagnose and subsequently monitor the treatment of a group ... Read more...

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India, Rwanda to cooperate in health care


November 12th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) India and the eastern African nation of Rwanda Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the fields of health and medicine.The MoU, signed by ... Read more...

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Novel TB test may provide results quickly, efficiently


May 8th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 08 (ANI): A scientist has developed a new diagnostic test for TB, called Xpert MTB/RIF, which can provide results quickly and efficiently.The test, developed by Dr. David Alland, chief ... Read more...

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Cabinet Secretary reviews steps to tackle swine flu


May 4th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Shillong, May 4 (ANI): Cabinet Secretary K.M Chandershekhar held a video-conference with the Chief Secretaries of 17 States on Monday to review the steps taken by the State Governments in the ... Read more...

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Fresh outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal


February 18th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district prompting the authorities to start culling operations, an official said Wednesday. "Veterinary workers have started ... Read more...

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Fresh outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal


February 4th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district prompting the authorities to start culling operations, an official said Wednesday."Thirty teams of veterinary ... Read more...

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20 migratory birds found dead in Himachal Pradesh


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Twenty migratory birds were found dead near Himachal Pradesh's internationally recognised Pong Dam wetlands Friday but the authorities ruled out any symptom of bird flu in them."This morning, ... Read more...

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Fresh outbreak of bird flu in Darjeeling


January 7th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in Darjeeling Wednesday prompting the authorities to restart culling operations, an official said."We have started culling operations at Rangli Ranglikot ... Read more...

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About 27,000 poultry culled in bird flu-hit West Bengal


January 6th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 6 (IANS) About 27,000 poultry have been culled so far in the bird flu-hit areas of West Bengal's Darjeeling district, a state official said Tuesday. "Veterinary workers have ... Read more...

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Bird flu hits Darjeeling


January 3rd, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Bird flu has hit West Bengal's Darjeeling district, prompting the administration Saturday to order culling of 60,000 poultry over three days from Sunday. Alarmed at the ... Read more...

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Bird flu: culling operations on in West Bengal, Assam (Lead)


December 23rd, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Guwahati, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 30,000 poultry have been culled in bird flu-hit Malda district of West Bengal while in Assam culling operations have been affected in some areas due to resistance ... Read more...

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Over 22,000 poultry culled in bird flu-hit Malda


December 21st, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Over 22,000 poultry birds have been culled since Tuesday in West Bengal's bird flu-hit Malda district, a state minister said Sunday."About 22,500 chickens and ducks have been culled ... Read more...

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About 17,000 poultry culled in West Bengal


December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) About 17,000 poultry have been culled in West Bengal's bird flu-hit Malda district, an official said Friday."Veterinary workers have culled 16,963 chickens and ducks till Thursday night. The ... Read more...

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Avian Flu virus found in West Bengal, culling ordered


December 16th, 2008 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) Strains of the dreaded avian flu virus have been detected in Malda district of West Bengal, a state minister said Monday."Two blood samples of dead poultry were sent ... Read more...

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Wildlife vaccination drive in West Bengal to prevent anthrax outbreak


June 2nd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Amid fears of anthrax spreading in West Bengal, the state forest department Monday said a vaccination drive had begun and wildlife was being closely monitored to prevent an ... Read more...

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Culling operations to begin in Tripura


April 22nd, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, Apr 22 (ANI): Following the spread of bird flu, more than 10,000 birds will be culled in villages which falls within five kilometers radius in West Tripura District, official sources ... Read more...

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