First bird flu cases detected in Navi Mumbai

The primary constructive circumstances of hen flu in Navi Mumbai had been reported from Mahape and Ghansoli.

On January 25, a complete of 10 samples together with six poultry — two from Mahape and 4 from Ghansoli — had been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune. Reviews of all these despatched from Mahape and Ghansoli have been discovered constructive for H5N1.

“The report got here on Saturday evening, and on Sunday, the Thane Collector issued a notification to cull the birds inside a radius of 1 km of the farms in Mahape and Ghansoli from the place the samples examined constructive. The individuals who dealt with the poultry may even be screened and the realm has been sanitised,” Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar mentioned. Round 95 birds in Ghansoli and 192 in Mahape have been culled.

Outcomes of eight samples — six crows and two pigeons — which had been despatched to NIV from the town on January 14 are nonetheless awaited.

The company has issued an advisory in the remainder of the components of the town. Mr. Bangar mentioned that no person ought to contact any hen if discovered useless and may inform the civic physique instantly. “Hen and eggs will be eaten if cooked above 70 levels Celsius. Whereas dealing with uncooked hen it’s endorsed to make use of gloves,” Mr. Bangar added.

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