Bird Flu in Maharashtra: 96 more birds found dead in Maharashtra; samples sent for analysis | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: Maharashtra has reported deaths of 96more birds, most of them poultry birds, amid the avian influenza scare, the state authorities stated on Monday. Their samples are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses (NIHSAD), Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune, for testing to establish the reason for the dying of those birds on Sunday, it stated.
In accordance with an official assertion, 77 of those have been poultry birds.
The federal government stated 15 crows and 4 different birds, together with herons and parrots, additionally died on Sunday.
Samples of poultry birds from Mahape and Ghansoli in Thane district, despatched earlier for evaluation, have been discovered constructive for avian influenza, the assertion stated.
Maharashtra has recorded deaths of 19,923 birds since January 8, the assertion stated.
The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses (NIHSAD) in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing, the federal government stated.
On January 30, the outcomes of the testing of samples have been obtained from the NIHSAD, Bhopal and the poultry birds samples from Thane district at Mahape and Ghansoli have been discovered constructive for avian influenza, it stated.
The federal government, nonetheless, didn’t specify the variety of samples obtained from the Bhopal-based institute.
To this point, 72,106 poultry birds; 44,686 eggs and 63,339 kg poultry feed have been destroyed from contaminated zones within the state, the federal government stated.
To keep away from the unfold of an infection, carcasses are put in a gunny sack and buried in a ditch lined with a layer of lime.
The federal government has sanctioned a compensation bundle of Rs 1.30 crore for culling of poultry and different birds, and destroying eggs and poultry feed, and to cowl value of illness management inside 1 km radius of an contaminated space below the Chicken Flu Illness Management Programme, the assertion stated.

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