Bird Flu Scare: Chd adm. intensifies vigil at Sukhna Lake after 4 birds found dead on Wednesday
Chandigarh, January 6, 2021: The UT Chandigarh has intensified surveillance after four migratory bird was found dead on Wednesday amid rising cases Bird in several states.
During the surveillance/patrolling of the forest areas, Sukhna Lake and other water bodies of Chandigarh, the Wildlife Team of the Department of Forest & Wildlife, UT Chandigarh on the evening of 05.01.2021 found 01 (one) number of dead Common Coot bird and again on 06.01.2021 04 (four) more birds of other species including a Common Crow have been found dead at the regulatory end of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh.
The reason for death has not been ascertained so far. However, the sample of dead birds has been sent for testing.
Considering the gravity of the matter, all the bird watchers, volunteers, visitors/general public to Sukhna Lake, and any other water bodies have been kept on high alert to note any unnatural symptoms in the birds such as Diarrhea, Head Tilt, Paralysis, and sluggish behavior, etc.
“They have been requested, in case of any such symptoms, to report to the Department of Forest & Wildlife, Chandigarh at landline number i.e.0172-2700217. The general public is also requested not to get panic with any misleading information on Bird Flu or Avian Influenza in Chandigarh,” the department of Forest & Wildlife, UT Chandigarh.