Bird flu outbreak : Infection confirmed in five states


There is an increased risk of spreading another infectious disease with corona in the country. Along with Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, Kerala has been affected by bird flu. Hundreds of birds have died in these states in the last few days.

State governments in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have issued an alert. The Union Minister said that it can spread to humans but no such case has been revealed so far. There is no cure for it. Instructions have been given to all states to be vigilant. It is very important to be cautious in this matter.

There are reports of large number of bird deaths including migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh and other states. Samples were tested at the ICAR-National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal and found to be positive for H5N1 avian influenza virus.

After confirmation of bird flu in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India has set up a control room in Delhi to monitor the rescue and control measures being carried out by the state authorities.

After the deadly virus was found in dead crows in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has issued a bird flu alert in the state.
After the mysterious death of more than 100 birds in Baran, Rajasthan, the Forest Department has issued a helpline number. So far 625 birds have lost their lives in 16 districts including Jhalawar, Kota in Rajasthan. In addition, peacocks, pigeons and cuckoos have died. Yesterday 53 birds were killed. So far, the suspected reason behind it seems to be bird flu because there is no other reason.
After the death of 2739 migratory and local birds at the Pong Lake Sanctuary in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, the local administration has banned the sale of chickens, ducks and eggs.
A large-scale campaign to kill infected birds has started on Tuesday in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala. About 50 thousand birds will be killed here. 1700 ducks have died in Kerala so far.
Over four lakh poultry birds have died in Panchkula, Haryana in the last ten days. However, the state’s Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy says that there is no confirmation on whether these birds died of avian influenza. Samples of these birds have been sent to Jalandhar and are yet to be reported. At the same time, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deployed teams for monitoring in Panchkula district


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