Jammu, Jan 31: The cases of Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu has been confirmed in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir among domestic birds official said on Sunday.
Anil Arti Wildlife Warden told the news agency-KNO that samples of a some domestic birds taken in Udhampur area some fifteen days before have been tested positive for Avian influenza.
He, however, said that there is no need to worry as cases have not been reported in major scale as bird flu has confirmed in few domestic foul and one peacock in Udhampur besides in some wild Crows in Poonch.
Nodal officer for Bird flu Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Shah also confirmed to KNO that cases of bird flu have been confirmed in some poultry birds in Udhampur district of Jammu division, however, no case has been reported so far in Kashmir division.
It is pertinent to mention here that Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir have confirmed the outbreak of the avian influenza in poultry birds, where as Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Bihar have reported the bird flu in crows, migratory and wild birds.