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Bird flu confirmed in 7 states; samples from Delhi, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh sent for testing

The Centre on Saturday mentioned the outbreak of chicken flu or avian influenza has been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the full variety of affected states to seven.

However, the affirmation of chicken flu in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, is awaited because the samples have been sent for testing, it mentioned.

Besides Uttar Pradesh, the opposite six states the place chicken flu is confirmed are Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.
“So far, the disease has been confirmed from seven states. …The Department has issued advisory to the affected states so as to avoid further spread of the disease,” the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying mentioned in a press release.

“In Chhattisgarh, experiences of surprising mortality of birds in poultry and wild birds in Balod district have been reported on Friday night time and Saturday morning. The samples have been sent to the labs involved. In Delhi, experiences of surprising mortality in geese have been acquired from Sanjay lake and the samples have been sent for testing, it mentioned.

Similarly in Maharashtra, the samples of lifeless crows from Mumbai, Thane, Dapoli, Parbhani and Beed districts have been sent to Bhopal-based ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (ICAR-NIHSAD), it added.

“After confirmation of Avian Influenza positive samples from ICAR-NIHSAD in poultry (two poultry farms) of Panchkula district, Haryana, positive cases of Avian Influenza in migratory birds were reported in Shivpuri, Rajgarh, Shajapur, Agar, Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, Zoological Park, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and Pratapgarh and Dausa districts of Rajasthan,” the ministry mentioned.

On the standing of culling operation, the ministry mentioned it has been accomplished in two affected districts of Kerala. Central groups have reached Kerala, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for monitoring/ epidemiological investigation.

The Centre has additionally requested state governments to make sure efficient communication and coordination with well being authorities for shut vigilance on the outbreak and to keep away from any probabilities of spreading of the illness to people.

States have been requested to extend surveillance round water our bodies, dwell chicken markets, zoos and poultry farms and in addition to make sure correct disposal of carcass, and strengthening of bio-security in poultry farms.

They have additionally been requested to be ready for any eventuality of avian influenza and guarantee ample inventory of PPE kits and equipment required for culling operations.

“Chief Secretaries/Administrators were requested to arrange to issue appropriate advisories to quell consumer reactions, affected by rumours and increase awareness regarding safety of poultry or poultry products that are safe for consumption following boiling/ cooking procedures,” the assertion added.

Meanwhile, the anxiousness over unfold of the illness has hit the poultry trade as costs of eggs and broiler rooster have fallen owing to say no in demand. PTI LUX MJH

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