Bird flu in poultry confirmed in SAS Nagar district of Punjab: Centre

NEW DELHI: Hen flu in poultry birds has been confirmed in Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar district of Punjab on Thursday, based on a central authorities report.

The illness has been confirmed in crow in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir, whereas in peacock in Yavatmal district and owl in Nanded district of Maharashtra, it mentioned.

To date, chicken flu in poultry birds has been confirmed in 9 states — Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

In 12 states, the illness has been confirmed in different birds like crows and migratory birds.

In India, chicken flu or Avian Influenza is unfold primarily by migratory birds coming into the nation throughout winter – between September and March.

In an announcement, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying mentioned management and containment operations are happening within the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Surveillance work is sustained at locations the place constructive outcomes have been reported in different species of birds, excluding poultry, it mentioned.

Nonetheless, peahen and titar samples submitted from Rajkot and Junagarh districts in Gujarat have been examined damaging for Avian Influenza virus.

The ministry mentioned compensation is paid to farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed are culled/disposed of by the state as per the Motion Plan.

The central authorities is taking steady efforts to generate consciousness about Avian by means of varied platforms, together with Twitter, Fb handles.

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