9 states have bird flu in poultry, 12 in migratory birds, says govt

The central authorities on Sunday mentioned that avian influenza or fowl flu has been detected in 9 states for poultry and in 12 for crow, migratory and different wild birds.

“Until twenty fourth January, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Chicken flu) have been confirmed in 9 states (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab) for poultry birds and in 12 states (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab) for Crow/Migratory/Wild birds,” the ministry of animal husbandry mentioned in an announcement.

Poultry samples from Sawargad and Ujona Darwah of Yavatmal district of Maharashtra and crow samples from Jamia Hamdard College, New Delhi have been examined optimistic for the an infection. The ministry additionally confirmed that the fowl flu an infection has not been detected in samples of pigeons and rose finch despatched from the Tehri and Paukhal forest vary of Uttarakhand state.

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One epicentre in Kerala, three epicenters in Madhya Pradesh and 5 epicenters in Maharashtra have been issued with the Put up Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP), in accordance with the ministry. In remainder of the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttarakhand, Management and Containment Operations (Cleansing and Disinfection) are at the moment occurring, it added.

The ministry introduced that compensation could be paid for farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed have been both culled or disposed of by the federal government. “The Division of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), Authorities of India supplies funds to states / UTs on a 50:50 sharing foundation below ASCAD part of its LH & DC Scheme,” the ministry mentioned.

Concerning the management measures taken, the ministry mentioned, “All of the States are reporting to the Division each day relating to the management measures adopted by the States/UTs based mostly on the Revised Motion Plan for Prevention, Management and Containment of Avian Influenza 2021.”

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