Avian flu cases, bird deaths on steady decline across state | Mumbai News

Pune: Avian influenza circumstances and fowl deaths in Maharashtra have seen a gradual decline up to now few days, with the variety of mortalities and constructive samples dipping since January 25.
From over 900-1,000 deaths recorded from January 13 until 25, the variety of each day mortalities is now right down to 100-300.
Maharashtra animal husbandry commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh instructed TOI that fowl flu could be receding within the state with the variety of crow and different fowl mortalities declining up to now four-five days. “If the pattern continues for a number of days, we might think about that avian influenza has subsided in Maharashtra. Some ornithologists had been additionally of the view that when the winter migration of birds to India reduces, the incidence of avian influenza may also drop. However extra scientific analysis can be wanted to attribute a trigger to the sudden dip within the fowl mortalities,” stated Singh.
One other animal husbandry division official stated sanitization actions within the 1-km radius of the contaminated zones had been carried out in 16 districts. “There was no recurrence of avian influenza circumstances in these components,” he stated.
Animal husbandry division information revealed that 142 poultry birds had been discovered useless in Maharashtra on Thursday in districts similar to Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Latur, Osmanabad and Amravati. Mortalities had been additionally reported in 11 different fowl species, like heron, sparrow, and parrot. Thane accounted for 10 fowl deaths and Ratnagiri one mortality. Fifteen crows — six in Mumbai and 9 in Thane — had been discovered useless within the state. With this, the full fowl mortality within the state on Thursday went as much as 168, a lot decrease than the each day deaths up to now.
On Wednesday, the division obtained outcomes of exams of some samples from the Bhopal-based Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illness. Not one of the poultry fowl samples examined constructive for avian influenza. The constructive samples for avian influenza had been these of a peacock from Khandala and an owl from Hangarga in Nanded.

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