Domestic birds infected in Bandipora

Samples of home geese have examined optimistic for the avian flu in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, a day after circumstances of avian influenza (H5N8) had been reported amongst lifeless crows in Anantnag and Shopian districts of south Kashmir.

“Samples of few geese had been taken a couple of days in the past from Saderkoot Payeen village in Hajin block of Bandipora, which have examined optimistic. Following the event, District Justice of the Peace Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad has declared the world inside one kilometer of the epicentre as contaminated zone whereas as 10 kilometres from the epicentre have been declared as surveillance zones,” officers mentioned.
The contaminated zones comprise Khar Mohalla, Hajam Mohalla and Gojjerpatti of village Saderkoot Payeen whereas Saderkoot Bala, Ajas, Verify Sadunara, Garoora and Nadihal as surveillance zones.
Tehsildar Ajas and Obligation Workplace, PP Ajas have be requested to make sure full ban on the inward and outward motion of all varieties of poultry birds/poultry merchandise from the contaminated zone.
In the meantime, authorities in Shopian imposed restrictions beneath part 144 Cr PC round Wadipora village of the district, which has emerged because the epicentre of Avian Influenza circumstances amongst lifeless crows of late.
As per an order issued Monday by Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, ICAR NISHAD, the reference laboratory for Avian Influenza, has conveyed that samples of lifeless crows from the district have examined optimistic for the illness with the epicenter being at Wadipora village of Chitragam tehsil.
Following the event, the world inside 1 km of the epicenter has been declared as an contaminated zone by DC Shopian whereas the world extending upto 10 km from it has been designated as an alert zone.
There might be full restriction on poultry meat into the contaminated zone whilst Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Shopian has been requested to hold out a pattern survey and yard poultry inhabitants survey across the epicenter, the order mentioned.
Additionally, CMO Shopian has been requested to make sure surveillance of well being of the native inhabitants whereas the native R&B Division and Wildlife division authorities have been requested to coordinate with involved officers with regard to dumping of lifeless birds and fumigation of the areas the place lifeless birds are discovered.

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