Avian influenza cases, bird deaths show steady decline across Maharashtra | Pune News

PUNE: Avian influenza instances and chicken deaths in Maharashtra have seen a regular decline previously few days, with the variety of mortalities and optimistic samples dropping since January 25.
From the 900-1,000-plus deaths recorded from January 13 until January 25, the variety of each day mortalities is now right down to round 100-300. Maharashtra animal husbandry commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh informed TOI that avian influenza is likely to be receding within the state with the variety of crow and different chicken mortalities being on a decline throughout the previous four-five days.

“If the identical development continues for a number of days, we might take into account that avian influenza has subsided in Maharashtra. Some ornithologists had been additionally of the view that after the winter migration of birds to India reduces, the incidence of avian influenza can even drop. However extra scientific analysis could be wanted to attribute a trigger to the sudden dip within the chicken mortalities,” stated Singh.
Per week or so in the past, numerous chicken casualties was being reported on a number of consecutive days. “This isn’t taking place previously few days,” Singh stated.
One other senior animal husbandry division official stated sanitization actions within the one kilometre radius of the contaminated zones had been carried out in 16 districts. “There was no recurrence of avian influenza instances there,” the official stated.
Animal husbandry division information revealed that 142 poultry birds had been discovered lifeless on Thursday in districts comparable to Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Latur, Osmanabad and Amravati. Mortalities had been additionally reported in 11 different birds, like heron, sparrow, and parrot. Fifteen crows had been discovered lifeless.
On Wednesday, the division obtained outcomes of assessments of some samples from the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illness, Bhopal.
Not one of the poultry chicken samples examined optimistic for avian influenza. The optimistic samples ere that of a peacock from Khandala and an owl from Hangarga. Nanded.

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