The Directorate of Civil Defense called for a meeting on
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Bird Flu Menace
For all those who have been wondering on the TV and media reports on the attack of avian influenza (H5N1) virus found among the chickens in parts of West Bengal, including all the three districts where Social Welfare Institute operates : the District of South Dinajpur was the first among all to be affected by the virus along with the Birbhum district. The virus has been confirmed in the samples from Malda as well. Some samples from Raiganj in
North Dinajpur district have been sent for testing.