A new strain of bird flu has been found among the foreign birds found dead in Pong Dam in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Confirmation of this report came from the laboratory of the National Institute of High-Security Animal Disease, Bhopal. Has occurred in '. Himachal has sent a letter alerting the Chief Wildlife Warden of neighboring states.
The 99 birds found dead in the second phase in the Pong Dam area, H-5, N-8 avian influenza virus has been released, while five thousand birds died due to H-5, N-1 virus in the first phase. Laboratory Director VP Singh has informed this through a letter to the Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh and the Director of Animal Husbandry Department. The Wildlife Wing of Himachal Forest Department has alerted the Chief Wildlife Warden of neighboring states Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Union Territory of Jammu, and Kashmir and Chandigarh.
The letter said that they should keep an eye on exotic and other wild birds in their states. It is feared that the new strain of the second phase has spread due to birds from neighboring states of Himachal. His return stance for going abroad passes through Himachal. The retreat took place in the Paug Lake area. This caused the virus to spread.