Bird flu in Maharashtra: 128 poultry birds dead

Mumbai: A complete of 128 poultry birds died as a result of chicken flu in Maharashtra. No mortality of different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and crows was reported within the state. The samples of poultry birds are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.

In response to the division of animal husbandry, 7,12,172 poultry birds together with 5,78,360 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar, 26,03,728 eggs and 72,974 poultry feed have been scientifically destroyed from the 1 km radius from the poultry farms in contaminated zones.

The state authorities has launched Rs 3.38 crore in direction of compensation to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones for containment of chicken flu.

The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors beneath the provisions of Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animal Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of Chook Flu.

The poultry farmers have been urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, masks protecting mouth and nostril, stringent practices within the store and to take care of social bodily distancing norms.

The state authorities has appealed to the residents to not devour uncooked, half cooked poultry meat or eggs. Additional, the federal government has urged the residents to not unfold false impression and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about chicken flu.

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