State govt: Bird flu threat “depleting” in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra animal husbandry division is using excessive on confidence after depleting menace of the chicken flu outbreak within the state.

The division has reported declining mortality charge amongst birds and the absence of recurrence of virus (H1N1 or H1N8).

“The pattern which we have now noticed within the final eight days offers us excessive confidence that the chicken flu menace is declining. If the identical pattern continues for the subsequent one week then we can say the menace is negligible,” stated Sachindra Pratap Singh, state animal husbandry commissioner.

On February 1, the deaths of solely 94 birds had been recorded within the state. It’s the lowest variety of deaths since chicken flu circumstances started on January 8.

“The mortality charge has gone down throughout the state and the most effective half is that whichever place we declared as an ‘contaminated zone’ and prescribed preventive measures, there wasn’t a case of recurrence of the virus which is a constructive signal,” added Singh.

The mortality charge amongst birds was highest on January 19 when 4,479 birds had been discovered useless throughout the state. The second highest variety of mortalities was on January 23 when 1,804 birds had been discovered useless. On different days for the reason that chicken flu outbreak within the state (January 8), the variety of chicken deaths had been under 1,500. On Monday, February 1 solely 94 deaths of birds had been recorded within the state.

Till Monday, a complete of 19,923 chicken deaths had been recorded within the state.

In Pune district, chicken flu circumstances had been present in Boribel village Daund; Nande village Mulshi and Gajunje village Maval.

“After taking preventive measures no unnatural chicken deaths have occurred in Pune district,” knowledgeable an official who takes care of Pune district chicken flu circumstances.

The cafes across the metropolis have additionally noticed a surge in hen orders within the final one week in comparison with the final 15 days.

“Extra persons are asking for hen once we examine it to the second week of January. Nonetheless the orders aren’t coming prefer it used to return usually however there may be an enchancment, and we settle for it can get regular,” stated Abbas Ali, supervisor, Good luck café.

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