Sultanpur park shut after 5 dead ducks found in Hisar

The ducks were found at Blue Bird Tourist Complex in Hisar on November 1 and had been sent for testing to the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar.

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published:November 7, 2016 12:42 am
Bird flu, Sultanpur, Sultanpur park, blue birds deaths, bird deaths, birds dead, Blue Bird Tourist Complex, Hisar, indian express Hisar: Animal Husbandry team visiting the Blue Bird Tourist Complex in Hisar, Haryana on Friday after reports of Bird Flu. (Source: PTI Photo)

Authorities in Gurgaon closed the Sultanpur National Park “until further notice”, as a “precautionary measure” a day after samples from five dead ducks found in Hisar tested positive for bird flu.

The ducks were found at Blue Bird Tourist Complex in Hisar on November 1 and had been sent for testing to the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar. When the samples tested positive for bird flu, they were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal, where the results were confirmed on Friday.

Shyam Sunder Kaushik, district forest officer (wildlife), said, “We have closed the Sultanpur park until further notice as a precautionary measure against bird flu. None of the birds have shown any symptoms of the
disease, but we don’t want to take any risk.”