Russia informed on Saturday, 20 February that its scientists have detected the world's first case of human transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian influenza flu (bird flu).
The outbreak of bird flu has already been found in nine states for poultry birds, and 12 states for crow, wild birds, said the ministry.
The central government Friday confirmed bird flu in a total of six states—Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat
All districts adjoining Kerala has been put on high alert due to bird flu fears said Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan.
The bird flu scare reached Maharashtra as at least 15 birds were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a housing complex in Maharashtra's Thane city.