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Bird Flu Cases In Seven States Spurs Government Into Action
So far, the disease has been confirmed from seven states (Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh).
Kanpur, January 10 (TNA) After test confirmed Avian Influenza in two wild hens in the Kanpur zoo, the establishment has been closed, an official said on Sunday. Orders have also been issued to cull the infected animals as per the protocol.
The staff involved in the culling process are being given anti-viral doses. The chief veterinary officer has been asked to certify the procedure which also involves disinfecting of the zoo premises.
In related news, after confirmation of Avian Influenza positive samples from ICAR-NIHSAD 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 government of India has issued advisory to the affected States so as to avoid further spread of disease.
Further, reports of unusual mortality in ducks have also been received from Sanjay lake, Delhi. Samples have been sent to the designated laboratory for testing. Samples of dead crows have also been sent to NIHSAD from Mumbai, Thane, Dapoli, Parbhani and Beed districts of Maharashtra for confirmation of AI.
Meanwhile culling operations have been completed in both the affected districts of Kerala andPost Operational Surveillance Programme guidelines have been issued to the State of Kerala.Central teams deployed to visit the affected states of Kerala, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh for monitoring and for epidemiological investigation have reached Kerala.