A number of instances of Avian Flu generally referred to as Chicken Flu have been reported in Udhampur district of Jammu division amongst home fowls for the primary time in Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned.
Wildlife Warden Jammu, Anil Arti informed KNO that samples of some home birds had been taken in Udhampur space some fifteen days in the past which have now returned constructive for chicken flu.
He, nonetheless, mentioned that there’s “no want to fret because the instances haven’t been reported on main scale”.
The most recent instances have been confirmed amongst “few home fowls and one peacock in Udhampur”.
It’s for the primary time that chicken flu has been reported in home fowls in Jammu and Kashmir, which had to date reported the avian flu amongst migratory birds or lifeless crows solely.
Nodal officer for Chicken flu in J&Okay, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Shah additionally confirmed to KNO that instances of chicken flu have been confirmed in some home birds in Jammu division.
No such case has been reported amongst home fowls to date within the Kashmir division, he added.
It’s pertinent to say right here that Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab have confirmed the outbreak of the avian influenza in poultry birds to date.
Instances of chicken flu have additionally been reported amongst crows, migratory and wild birds in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.