Keep an eye on mixing of wild, domestic birds: DC

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Srinagar, Jan 23: With the Avian flu reported from 4 totally different districts of Kashmir within the migratory birds and crows, the officers at this time impressed on the necessity of avoiding the contact of the migratory birds with the home ones.
As per officers, the Avian flu has been reported at 4 locations and in any respect the 4 areas, the illness has been present in wild crows and the migratory birds who attain Kashmir from totally different elements of the world.
Nevertheless, the officers mentioned that no circumstances have been reported within the home birds so far-especially the poultry which the people eat and improve the possibilities of transmission of the illness.
“It’s so far reported within the wild and migratory birds, and there’s a want for understanding the truth that it’s a zoonotic illness which is potent of transmitting into the home birds in addition to the people,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary instructed reporters right here.
He mentioned that there’s a want for avoiding the blending of those birds with the home ones. “We’ve got a tradition of birds feeding as effectively and there, we have to stay cautious in order that the transmission of the illnesses is prevented,” he mentioned.
Notably, the chook flu circumstances had been confirmed from Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Budgam districts days after the ban on import of poultry was lifted by the J&K Authorities.
Nevertheless, the officers mentioned that the poultry provide that reaches J&K is being totally screened as per the biosecurity measures which have been notified by the Authorities.
Officers of the Animal Husbandry, Kashmir instructed Excelsior that there are thorough preparations made for the screening of the poultry being exported to J&K and is being carried out as per the SOPs.
They, nonetheless, underlined that the poultry may very well be an efficient provider of the illness to the people and there’s a want for exercising most warning.

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