Maharashtra has become the eighth state to confirm bird flu amid nationwide efforts to contain the spread. "Parbhani is the epicenter. About 800 poultry birds - all hens - died in the last two days. Their samples were given for testing. And now it is confirmed that the reason is bird flu," Deepak Madhukar Muglikar, District Collector, told NDTV. Parbhani is about 500 km from Maharashtra capital Mumbai. "It has been confirmed in Murumba village. There are about eight poultry farms and 8,000 birds. We have give orders of culling those poultry birds," he added.