Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 10 states so far: Govt | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday mentioned chicken flu has been confirmed in 10 states so far and burdened on elevated surveillance round water our bodies, dwell chicken markets, zoos and poultry farms.
“Till January 11, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country,” the division of animal husbandry and dairying mentioned in a press release.
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 increase surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos, poultry farms, etc. along with proper disposal of carcass, and strengthening of biosecurity in poultry farms,” it mentioned.
The Centre has additionally directed states to take care of satisfactory inventory of PPE kits and equipment required for culling operations.

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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 probabilities of transmission of the illness into people.
Meanwhile, the division mentioned that ICAR- NIHSAD has confirmed the demise of crows and migratory/wild birds in Tonk, Karauli, Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan in addition to Valsad, Vadodara and Surat districts of Gujarat.
Further, the demise of crows was confirmed in Kotdwar and Dehradun districts of Uttarakhand. In Delhi, crows and geese, respectively, have been reported lifeless 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 regulate and containment of the unfold of the illness. A central workforce 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 mentioned.

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