376 birds including 303 poultry birds found dead

A complete of 376 birds together with 303 poultry birds have been discovered lifeless as a consequence of avian influenza in Maharashtra. The samples are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing. A complete of 19076 deaths of varied birds have been recorded so far for the reason that outbreak of chicken flu on January 8.

A peacock pattern from Loni Shirur Kasar within the Beed district has been discovered to be optimistic for chicken flu.

In keeping with the division of animal husbandry, up to now 51203 poultry birds, 8 geese, 38,798 eggs, and 55,476 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from contaminated zones. The federal government has issued a notification in all epicenters and culling of poultry birds, destruction of eggs, droppings, manure, feed has been initiated within the radius of 1 km from the contaminated poultry farm.

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, droppings, and serum samples of the birds from the 1-10 km radius space from the contaminated zones might be initiated after issuing a sanitization certificates.

The state authorities has delegated powers to district collectors below the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animals Act 2009 for the prevention, management, and eradication of avian influenza.

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