89 poultry birds found dead

A complete of 89 poultry birds together with 36 in Jalgaon, 10 in Osmanabad and 43 in Nandurbar districts succumbed to avian influenza in Maharashtra. No morality in different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and crows has been reported. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.

In line with the division of animal husbandry, 7,12,172 poultry birds together with 5,78,360 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 26,03,728 eggs and 72,974 poultry feed have been scientifically destroyed inside the 1 km radius from the poultry farms within the contaminated zones. The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors below the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of Hen Flu.

The district administration has began the method of declaration of “Alert Zone” in an space of mortality in poultry birds, suspected to be lifeless of Hen Flu and guaranteeing essential precautionary and preventive measures are undertaken below the powers conferred to them.

The state authorities has launched Rs 3.38 crore in the direction of compensation to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones for containment of Hen Flu.

The poultry farmers are urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, a masks protecting mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to take care of social bodily distancing norms.

Additional, the state authorities has appealed to the residents to not devour uncooked, half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. They’ve been additionally requested to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about chicken flu.

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