168 birds including 142 poultry birds die

Mumbai: A complete of 168 birds together with 142 poultry birds have been discovered lifeless on account of avian influenza in Maharashtra. The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing. A complete of 19406 deaths of assorted birds have been recorded until date because the outbreak of avian influenza since January 8.

In accordance with the division of animal husbandry, thus far, 71773 poultry birds, 44046 eggs and 63234 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from contaminated zones. The federal government has delegated powers to the district collectors underneath the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals act, 2009 to take measures for the prevention and management of fowl flu.

Surveillance work is sustained on the locations the place optimistic outcomes have been reported in different species of birds excluding poultry. The method of assortment of Cloacal and oro-pharyngeal swabs, dropping and serum samples of the birds from the 1 to 10 km radius space from the contaminated zones shall be initiated after issuing the sanitization certificates.

The division has appealed that consumption of rooster and eggs shouldn’t be diminished or stopped by residents on account of rumours and misconceptions. Rooster and eggs are the most cost effective supply of protein. Correctly cooked rooster and boiled eggs are secure for human consumption. The division has urged the residents that they need to not devour uncooked, half cooked poultry meat or eggs and to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about fowl flu.

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