New Delhi: At this time of coronavirus crisis, the cases of bird flu have been reported in Kerala’s Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. A day before, the bird flu was reported in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Taking preventive measures, the district administration has set up control rooms to monitor the situation.Also Read - Not The Groom, This Rajasthani Bride Wore a Sherwani & Rode a Horse To Promote Gender Equality

The case came to limelight after many ducks were found dead in both the districts in the last week of December. Out of the eight samples sent for tests in Bhopal, H5N8 report was detected in five samples. Also Read - Mandatory RT-PCR Test, 14-Day Quarantine: How Airports Across Country Gearing up to Tackle Omicron Variant | Key Points 

Making plans, the district administration said all birds within one km radius of the infected region will be culled to avoid further infection. The administration further added that already over 12,000 ducks have died, another 36,000 may be killed to avoid further spreading. Also Read - 4 Men Brutally Thrash & Kick Their Friend in MP's Rewa, Record Video With 'Pawri Ho Rahi Hai' Meme | Watch

Prior to this, the flu was reported in Rajasthan, after the presence of the dreaded virus was confirmed in dead crows in Jhalawar and more avian deaths were reported in other districts, including Jaipur. On Sunday, seven crows were found dead at the iconic Jal Mahal, taking the toll to 252 in the state.

Apart from this, the flu was also detected in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore where carcasses of 50 crows were found, putting the authorities on alert. The authorities have now launched a drive to identify those with suspected flu symptoms in the area.

According to updates, nearly 50 crows were found dead on the campus of Daly College on Tuesday. Some of the carcasses were sent for tests to Bhopal. They were found to be carrying the H5N8 virus.