Avian influenza: 261 more birds found dead in Maharashtra, samples sent for analysis – India Today

Maharashtra reported loss of life of 261 birds on Thursday, of those 249 have been from Amravati and 12 from Nandurbar district. The mortality in different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and crows was not reported.

As per the usual process, samples are being despatched to Bhopal’s Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses and Pune’s Animal Illness Investigation Part for testing to include the chook flu unfold.

To this point 10,65,890 poultry birds (together with 8,98,273 birds from Navapur, District Nandurbar); 60,75,791 eggs and 83,694 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from contaminated zones. The state emphasises that every one poultry birds, eggs, poultry feed and droppings inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm are scientifically destroyed.

As per the newest information, the Maharashtra authorities has launched an quantity of Rs.338.13 lakh for compensating the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zone.

“With a view to include the incidences of chook flu at once, the train of the powers conferred beneath Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animals Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of Avian Influenza, Authorities of Maharashtra has conferred all its powers on all of the District Collectors inside their native Jurisdiction within the state of Maharashtra vide notification dated 12/01/2021. The method of declaration of “Alert Zone” in an space of mortality in Poultry birds, suspected to be died of Fowl Flu and guaranteeing obligatory precautions and preventive measures are undertaken beneath these conferred powers, by native administration.” mentioned the state launch.

As of now, there is no such thing as a directive from the federal government to cease consumption of hen and eggs. Nevertheless, poultry farmers have been urged to comply with strict bio-security measures. The hen store proprietors have been strictly directed to make use of gloves, masks protecting mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to take care of bodily distancing norms.

The federal government additionally requested individuals to not consider in rumours or unfold them.

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