Now, Bird Flu reported among dead crows in north Kashmir's Kupwara – Greater Kashmir

Circumstances of avian influenza popularly generally known as chicken flu have been discovered amongst lifeless crows in a minimum of three areas north Kashmir’s Kupwara district prompting administration to order quick measures to include the unfold of the illness.

Quickly after the affirmation of the circumstances, District Justice of the Peace Kupwara has declared a one-kilometer radius from the epicentre as contaminated zone whereas areas extending upto 10 kilometers radius have been declared as alert zones. 

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Quoting an official communiqué issued by DC Kupwara, information company KNO reported the constructive circumstances of Avian Influenza amongst lifeless crows have been reported in Payerpora Gulgam, and District Treasury premises of the district. 

In response, the administration has ordered the designation of the contaminated and alert zones  below part 144 CrPC.

In addition to, Chief Animal Husbandry officer Kupwara has been requested to conduct random sampling inside 1 km of the areas declared as “Contaminated Zones” and intensify surveillance in the entire “Alert Zones”.

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Authorities have additionally ordered disinfection in all the space, the place the mortality in birds has been reported, to be carried out by Chief Animal Husbandry officer Kupwara in collaboration with Forest Division, Wildlife Division Kupwara and Municipal Council Kupwara.

Useless birds, if any, must be disposed of by deep burial, the communiqué mentioned including that for pattern assortment and testing, the entire chicken could also be despatched to the lab and the lifeless chicken shouldn’t be uncovered to the inhabitants with out making certain bio-safety and Zoo-Sanitary measures. It additionally directed for intensifying surveillance of poultry within the areas.

In case of any uncommon mortality in poultry/migratory birds, common public has been requested to contact the next officers: Dr Irshad Khoja, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Kupwara (7006721396), Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon Langate (7889858859) and Poultry Improvement Officer Kupwara (01955252283) designated as District Nodal officer for administration of Avian Influenza (H5N8) within the District Kupwara. 

Pertinently within the final 48 hours, circumstances of chicken flu have been reported amongst lifeless crows in Anantnag and Shopian district whereas circumstances have been confirmed amongst home geese in Bandipora.

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