(from croftsblog)

Thousands of birds culled in India after 24 cases of bird flu reported.

(Snip) I’m skeptical. First, the source of the report is the animal-husbandry department, not the health department. Second, 24 human H5N1 cases would set India’s media on fire, complete with scathing reports on government incompetence and terrified villagers. But I don’t find the story in The Statesman, which is a major West Bengal newspaper. The Telegraph has only a brief item on the confirmation of B2B H5N1 in Siliguri.

So it’s an interesting report, and I’ll certainly check for corroboration, but the story as given sounds highly unlikely.