as they test positive for H5N1 avian influenza.
Sparking huge concerns, bird-flu has entered Maharashtra in a big way after test reports confirmed the deaths of several hundred chicken and other birds.
As per the report of the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (ICAR-NIHSAD), Bhopal, samples of chicken, crows, parrots, Herons and Pond Egrets have tested positive for the virus in Maharashtra.
The spread includes hens and Herons in Parbhani, crows in Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Beed, Pond Egret and Parrots in Thane, as per the report by ICAR-NIHSAD Director VP Singh.
Contrary to rumours there is no ban on the sale of poultry products like eggs or chicken as of now and the state government is in a state of high alert.