Fowl flu outbreak confirmed in 10 states thus far: Govt

The Centre on Monday stated chicken flu has been confirmed in 10 states thus far and pressured on elevated surveillance round water our bodies, dwell chicken markets, zoos and poultry farms.

“Until January 11, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the nation,” the division of animal husbandry and dairying stated in an announcement.

The outbreak was confirmed in seven states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh — as on January 10.

On Monday, chicken flu has additionally been confirmed in Delhi, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.

States have been requested to construct consciousness among the many public and keep away from the unfold of misinformation.

“States/ UTs have been requested to extend surveillance round water our bodies, dwell chicken markets, zoos, poultry farms, and many others. together with correct disposal of carcass, and strengthening of biosecurity in poultry farms,” it stated.

The Centre has additionally directed states to keep up satisfactory inventory of PPE kits and equipment required for culling operations.

It has requested state animal husbandry departments to make sure efficient communication and coordination with well being authorities for shut vigilance of the illness standing and keep away from any possibilities of transmission of the illness into people.

In the meantime, the division stated that ICAR- NIHSAD has confirmed the dying of crows and migratory/wild birds in Tonk, Karauli, Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan in addition to Valsad, Vadodara and Surat districts of Gujarat.

Additional, the dying of crows was confirmed in Kotdwar and Dehradun districts of Uttarakhand. In Delhi, crows and geese, respectively, have been reported useless in New Delhi and Sanjay lake areas.

The outbreak of Avian Influenza has been amongst poultry in Parbhani district, whereas AI is confirmed from Mumbai, Thane, Dapoli, Beed in crows in Maharashtra.

In Haryana, culling of contaminated birds is underway to manage and containment of the unfold of the illness. A central staff has visited Himachal Pradesh and can attain Panchkula on Monday for finishing up monitoring of the epicentre websites and conducting an epidemiological investigation, the assertion stated.

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