Admn to carry out mass culling of birds in Hajin's infected zone – Daily Excelsior

Home geese check +ve for H5N8; crows in Shopian

Irfan Tramboo

Srinagar, Feb 23: After district Anantnag, Hen Flu instances have now been reported from district Bandipora the place home geese have been discovered optimistic, whereas as in Shopian, the samples of useless crows have examined optimistic for the Avian Flu.
The pattern of the geese which have examined optimistic for the Avian Flu was collected 18 days again and was despatched to a laboratory in Zakura. From the Zakura lab, the pattern was despatched to Ludhiana which additional despatched it to Bhopal for affirmation.
Whereas the authorities are set to hold out the culling of birds within the contaminated areas, the officers mentioned that the outbreak has been reported from Khar Mohalla in village Saderkoot Payeen of Block Hajin of Bandipora district.
On this regard, habitation inside the one km radius from the epicentre: Khar Mohalla, Hajam Mohalla and Gojjerpati of village Saderkoot Payeen have been declared as Contaminated Zone.
The officers additionally mentioned that the villages inside the 10 km radius from the epicentre, Saderkoot Bala, Ajas, Verify-Sadunara, Garoora and Nadihal have been declared as Surveillance Zone.
As per the order issued right here by the Deputy Commissioner, the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Bandipora has been requested to behave as a supervisory officer for all of the technical operations in contaminated areas. Click on right here to look at video
“He shall instantly represent and deploy the required variety of Fast Response Groups within the Contaminated and Surveillance zones,” the order learn.
The administration has additionally ordered a whole ban on the inward, outward motion of all varieties of poultry birds and merchandise from the contaminated zone.
The involved have additionally been directed to shut all such markets, retailers which can be coping with the sale of poultry merchandise within the contaminated zone.
Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Bandipora, Dr Munir Ahmad Qadri instructed Excelsior that the RRT groups had been already in place because the samples that examined optimistic had been collected from the realm. He additionally mentioned that they might be going for mass culling of geese and geese within the space that has been declared as contaminated.
“The groups have been actively working as per the SOPs; there’s a inhabitants of round 500 geese and geese within the contaminated zone and we might make use of the tactic of culling them to stop the an infection from spreading additional, and inside the radius of 10 km, we now have a inhabitants of round 4000 such birds,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the culling would happen solely inside the contaminated zone and the homeowners of these home birds can be amply compensated.
“It’ll be a coordinated measure between varied departments; and to date, the Deputy Commissioner issued directives that are being carried out on the bottom for the efficient containment of the an infection,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, in Shopian, samples of some useless crows that had been lifted for Wadipora villages of tehsil Chitragam additionally examined optimistic for the Avian Flu prompting the administration to take up a slew of measures to include the unfold of the an infection.
“ICAR-NISHAD (OIE Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza) has confirmed that the samples of useless crows within the district are optimistic for Avian Influenza Virus H5N8,” learn the order issued by District Justice of the Peace Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya.
The DM within the order mentioned that it declares the realm inside one km from the epicentre of the village Wadipora as contaminated zone, and the realm inside 10 km from the epicentre as “Alert Zone”.
“There shall be a whole restriction on the arrival of poultry meat inside the contaminated zone, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Shopian shall guarantee pattern survey and yard poultry inhabitants survey within the zone from the epicentre,” the order reads.
In case of culling of birds, the DM mentioned, that the Govt Engineer, R&B Division, Shopian shall guarantee availability of crucial equipment and tools as and when required for the dumping of the useless birds.
The RRTs had been rushed to the realm the place the mandatory measures can be taken together with the lifting of samples from the contaminated space and random sampling within the areas falling inside the 10 km radius of the epicentre.

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