302 birds found dead in a single day in Maharashtra amid Bird Flu outbreak

Maharashtra has recorded demise of over 19,000 birds since January 8


As many as 302 birds, together with 269 from poultry, have been discovered lifeless in Maharashtra in a single day on Saturday, amid the hen flu scare within the state and different elements of the nation.

In response to a press launch, 175 birds have been discovered lifeless in Aurangabad, 71 in Ahmednagar, 16 in Beed and 7 in Osmanabad.

Their samples are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing.



To date, Maharashtra has recorded the demise of 19,827 birds since January 8.

The discharge additional stated that the samples of lifeless poultry birds present in Mahape and Ghansoli in Thane district examined optimistic for avian influenza as per the check outcomes obtained on Saturday.

Moreover Maharashtra, the outbreak of hen flu has been reported in migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The Maharashtra authorities has sanctioned a compensation bundle for the culling of poultry and different birds, eggs and poultry feed inside one km radius of the contaminated space beneath the Fowl Flu Illness Management Program. It has given the powers to the district collectors beneath the Prevention And Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009, for the prevention, management and eradication of avian influenza.

The federal government urged the poultry farmers to comply with strict biosecurity measures. Rooster store operators have been directed to make use of gloves, masks and comply with stringent hygiene practices within the retailers.

The Maharashtra authorities has additionally appealed to individuals to not cease consumption of rooster and eggs because of rumours and misconceptions.

“Correctly cooked rooster and boiled eggs are secure for human consumption. It’s appealed to the residents that they need to not devour uncooked, half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. It is usually urged to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about hen flu,” an announcement shared by the federal government, earlier this week, learn.

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