Bird flu scare: 75 poultry birds found dead in Maharashtra – India Today

The Maharashtra authorities on Wednesday stated that 79 birds, of which 75 had been poultry birds, died attributable to chook flu within the state on March 2.

Of the 75 poultry birds, 14 died in Beed, 45 in Latur, and 16 in Nandurbar district. The loss of life of 4 crows took the quantity to 79. Nonetheless, mortality in different birds like herons, sparrows, and parrots has not been reported.

The samples of the lifeless birds are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing.

“Wherever the constructive circumstances of chook flu have been reported in poultry birds and geese, the method of declaring the realm as contaminated zone and actions have been initiated to implement the prescribed preventive measures, as per the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009,” in line with the official doc.

It additional added, “All poultry birds, eggs, poultry feed, and droppings inside a radius of 1 km from contaminated poultry farms have been scientifically destroyed. Thus far 10,65,847 poultry birds (together with 8,98,273 birds from Navapur, District Nandurbar); 60,75,791 eggs, and 83,694 kg poultry feed has been destroyed from the contaminated zones.”

The federal government of Maharashtra has launched an quantity of Rs 338.13 lakh for 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 zone, for containment of chook flu, the doc additional learn.

The method of declaration of “alert zone” in an space of poultry birds, suspected to have died from chook flu is being undertaken by the native administration.

The state has urged poultry farmers to comply with strict biosecurity measures. Hen store house owners have additionally been directed to make use of gloves, cowl mouth and nostril with a masks. Additionally they should comply with stringent hygiene practices and keep social bodily distancing norms.

The state authorities has nonetheless added that the consumption of hen and eggs shouldn’t be lowered or stopped by residents on account of rumours and misconceptions.

“Hen and eggs are the most cost effective sources of protein. Correctly cooked hen and boiled eggs are protected for human consumption. It’s appealed to the residents that they need to not devour uncooked, half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. It is usually urged to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about chook flu,” stated the state authorities.

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