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Mumbai alerted by the first case of the Avian Flu; BMC issues guidelines to tackle outbreak

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued an advisory, after samples of birds who died in the city on Sunday, tested positive for the avian flu virus. As per claims, around 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai's Chembur area and their samples were sent to the concerned department, for further examinations. After the reports testified the presence of the bird flu strain, BMC urgently issued guidelines to prevent the further outbreak of the disease in the city.

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Bird flu grips Mumbai: 9 out of 11 crows that fell dead in Chembur test positive for bird flu

The avian epidemic which is plaguing several parts of the nation has made its way to Mumbai too. On Sunday, about 11 crows fell dead in the financial capital, out of which 9 were confirmed to be virus carriers. As per the test reports from ICAR -NIHSAD, Bhopal, the bird flu has been confirmed in several districts of Maharashtra, including Thane, Parbhani, Beed and Dapoli, with Mumbai being the newest addition in the list.

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