Restrictions ordered after Shopian village emerges as ‘epicentre’ of Bird Flu cases among dead crows

Authorities in south Kashmir’s Shopian district have imposed restrictions underneath 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 will likely 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 stated.

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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