Bird flu kills at least 5,200 cranes in the northern region, forcing farmers to cull chickens, as authorities race to pick up carcasses of the migratory birds.
Authorities say the new reinforced prevention measures will protect poultry farms as cases have been identified in northeast France.
The boy from Haryana state was infected with the H5N1 strain and admitted to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences on July 2 and died on Tuesday after multi-organ failure.
A 41-year-old man in Jiangsu province, northwest of Shanghai, was hospitalised on April 28 and is in stable condition, the National Health Commission says but insists the risk of large-scale transmission is low.
The bird flu outbreak has been spreading in Europe in recent weeks, with hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys slaughtered.
India is on “high alert” as bird flu is increasingly spreading across the country, which is already grappling with over 10 million coronavirus cases.
The World Organization for Animal Health had earlier this year declared Egypt free of bird flu for the first time in 14 years.
France’s first farm outbreak of the virus this year comes as bird flu spreads rapidly in Europe, putting the poultry industry on alert after previous outbreaks led to the culling of tens of millions of birds.
Japan’s last outbreak of bird flu was in January 2018, also in Kagawa prefecture, when 91,000 chickens were culled.
Bird flu of the type H5N8 was also found on a poultry farm in northern Germany, the state's agriculture ministry said, after it had already spread among the wild bird population in the region.
On June 2, the first case of the virus was confirmed in the southern island of Jeju. Since then four more cases have been confirmed in different locations across the country.
The H5N8 bird flu virus was reported in a farm in Catalonia. Nine farms in the Catalan region are being inspected.
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