Avian flu debuts in Pune, samples of 17 dead poultry birds in Dhayari test +ve | Pune News

PUNE: The town has registered its first occasion of avian influenza following the dying of 17 poultry birds at a caged facility in Dhayari lately.
A senior animal husbandry division official advised TOI on Friday that the samples of those birds examined constructive for the H5N1 pressure of avian influenza.
Authorities have sealed the realm the place the deaths have been reported and round 300 yard poultry birds could be culled within the space inside a radius of 1 km from the contaminated zone on Saturday. An official from the district administration stated a 10km space from the contaminated zone has been sealed.
Shitalkumar Mukane, district deputy commissioner, animal husbandry, Pune, advised TOI, “The constructive circumstances have been discovered at Gosaviwasti in Dhayari. We visited the realm on Thursday and satisfied the house owners of the affected birds concerning the culling and surveillance protocols. The contaminated zone is a residential space. There’s no business farm there.”
An animal husbandry official stated useless birds have been thrown on the street within the space on February 2. PMC sanitary inspectors picked up the useless birds and despatched the samples to the illness investigation part in Pune. The samples have been later despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses, Bhopal.
One other animal husbandry official stated most avian influenza circumstances from Pune district have been detected in yard poultry and birds that house owners depend upon for livelihood. “The birds roam in homes of the house owners. Not a single avian influenza occasion has been detected in human beings. Virtually 40-50 constructive chook circumstances have been detected in Maharashtra and none had a zoonotic join,” he stated.
“It’s recognized that the virus can leap over to mammals reminiscent of pigs. However no poultry operations are built-in with piggery farms in India. So individuals shouldn’t panic,” the official stated.
As a part of management and containment of chook flu outbreak within the contaminated zone, demarcation of culling and surveillance areas and launch of management and containment operations by fast response groups have been undertaken. Culling of birds, absolute ban on motion of poultry and merchandise from the culling and surveillance zones, disposal of useless birds, immediate compensation for culling, clean-up and disinfection and post-operation surveillance are another measures that will likely be undertaken.
Maharashtra Poultry Farmers and Breeders Affiliation president Vasanth Kumar C Shetty advised TOI, “There was a 20-25% drop in sale of rooster throughout Maharashtra. Individuals have diminished consumption of rooster, and our shares are piling. The principle influence has been on rooster gross sales, whereas egg gross sales have remained roughly the identical. The value of a kilo of rooster has dropped from Rs 85 to Rs 60.”

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