Bird flu in poultry spreads to 9 states, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh joins the tally

NEW DELHI: The Centre, on Friday, stepped up management measures after affirmation of hen flu in poultry in three extra states- Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh – taking the tally to 9 states the place the illness has been present in poultry. The hen flu in poultry samples was earlier confirmed in states like Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab and Chhattisgarh.

Aside from that instances of hen flu in crows, wild and migratory birds have already been confirmed in 12 states – Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.

The management and containment operations together with cleansing and disinfection are occurring within the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Kerala.

“There’s nothing to panic about. State of affairs is below management. Consumption of poultry and poultry merchandise is secure if consumed after boiling at greater than 70 diploma for half and hour,” mentioned a senior official of animal husbandry and dairying ministry.

He mentioned that each one he states are reporting to the centre on every day foundation relating to the management measures adopted to regulate the unfold of the illness.

“The variety of instances will come down with rise in temperature and return of migratory birds from the nation,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, hen flu has been confirmed in poultry samples from Almora in Uttrakhand and Somnath in Gujarat.

“The illness has additionally been confirmed in crows within the states of Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Tehri vary of Uttrakhand,” he mentioned

Nonetheless, crow samples submitted from Alwar district of Rajasthan have been discovered unfavourable for Avian Influenza.

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