4 serological samples of chicken droppings collected from Delhi zoo have been discovered constructive for the Avian influenza virus, authorities mentioned on Tuesday.
The Nationwide Zoological Park (NZP) within the capital mentioned the samples discovered constructive for the virus had been collected from 4 totally different factors on the zoo and despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments (NIHSAD), Bhopal, by the Animal Husbandry Division (AHD) of Delhi on February 3.
In an official assertion, the NZP mentioned all security measures are being taken and the zoo shall proceed to stay closed.
“All security measures and protocols of Central Zoo Authority (CZA), Ministry of Atmosphere and AHD, Delhi authorities, associated to avian influenza are strictly being adhered to and fixed monitoring is being accomplished by the sphere employees and a group of veterinarians within the zoo.
“Moreover, birds in captivity and free ranging birds are behaving regular as per reviews and all doable prophylactic measures and drills associated to disinfection are frequently being taken,” the NZP mentioned.
It mentioned that surveillance will proceed, and samples collected could be despatched for additional serological examinations.
“The zoo is already closed and can proceed moreover,” it added.
Earlier, six serological samples from the Nationwide Zoological Park despatched to NIHSAD, Bhopal, on January 19 had been discovered unfavourable for the avian influenza virus.