“The government sent samples of around 300 birds, mostly crows and poultry, to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal, during last fortnight after hundreds of crows died in some parts of the state,” Satyabrata Sahu, secretary of the fishery and animal resources department, told IANS.
“The laboratory informed us on Sunday that a poultry bird was found positive for bird flu,” he said, adding the bird which was found positive for HSN1 virus belonged to Keranga area of Khordha district.
Editors note: Keranga is the biggest jamat in terms of population in India. It has a mixed population of Ahmadi Muslims and Hindus. Please keep all of them in your prayers.