Bird Flu Scare: 5,819 poultry birds found dead in Maharashtra – India Today

Maharashtra authorities has launched contemporary knowledge on poultry chook mortality. As per the most recent figures, a complete of 5,819 poultry birds had been reported useless on March 13 within the state together with 5,806 in Amravati and 13 in Nandurbar district.

Deaths amongst different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots, crows and so on haven’t been reported but.

As per regular process, the samples have been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part in Pune for testing.

The state informs that up to now 10,66,079 poultry birds have been culled (together with 8,98,273 birds from Navapur, District Nandurbar); 60,75,803 eggs and 83,796 kg poultry feed has been destroyed in areas affected by chook flu.

The Maharashtra authorities has promised Rs.338.13 lakh compensation for the lack of the poultry farmers.

Underneath the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments Act, 2009, the native collectors have been conferred the facility by the state authorities to declare the areas impacted by the flu as alert zones.

The poultry farmers and rooster store proprietors have been directed to observe strict biosecurity measures — utilizing gloves, face masks, and sustaining cleanliness and social distancing norms — of their retailers.

The state authorities has additionally requested folks to not devour raw rooster and eggs.
“It’s appealed to the residents that they need to not devour uncooked, half cooked poultry meat or eggs. It’s also urged to not unfold misconceptions and rumors primarily based on unscientific details about chook flu,” stated the state authorities.

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