7 samples from city zoo test positive for bird flu | Delhi News

New Delhi: Seven samples of chicken droppings collected from 4 areas throughout the Delhi zoo have examined constructive for avian influenza, officers stated on Tuesday. The samples had been despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses (NIHSAD) on February 3.
Earlier, six samples despatched to Bhopal on January 19 had all examined adverse for chicken flu. Zoo officers stated all potential precautions have been being taken on the premises, with random samples of chicken droppings being collected usually.
“All security measures and protocols of Central Zoo Authority (CZA), ministry of setting and AHD, Delhi authorities, associated to avian influenza are strictly being adhered to. The sector employees and a crew of veterinarians is consistently monitoring the scenario too,” stated the zoo in an official assertion on Tuesday, including that birds in captivity and in free vary have been all behaving usually.
Zoo officers additionally stated surveillance was persevering with, with lime options, virkon-S and sodium hypochlorite being sprayed usually throughout the zoo premises. The Delhi zoo has remained shut for the reason that lockdown and officers stated this may proceed, till additional discover.
In 2016, the Delhi zoo was shut down for almost three months after a number of chicken deaths have been reported on account of chicken flu.

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