“Successfully Controlling” Unfold Of Chicken Flu, Says Centre

'Effectively Controlling' Spread Of Bird Flu, Says Centre

Eleven states within the nation have been affected by fowl flu. (Representational)

New Delhi:

Noting that the nation is successfully controlling the unfold of fowl flu, the Central authorities has instructed the state authorities to permit the promoting of poultry and poultry merchandise sourced from avian influenza-free areas/states.

“The nation has been successfully controlling the illness. It was reiterated that the virus will get destroyed simply at 70 levels Centigrade and due to this fact, correctly cooked poultry and poultry merchandise are secure for human consumption,” the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAHD) mentioned in a launch.

FAHD mentioned that states have been requested to instruct the authorities involved to not impose a ban and permit the promoting of poultry and poultry merchandise sourced from AI-free areas/states.

“As of 15 January, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in wild birds in Burhanpur, Rajgarh, Dindori, Chhindwara, Mandla, Harda, Dhar, Sagar, and Satna districts of Madhya Pradesh (crows and pigeons); Dehradun district of Uttarakhand (crows and kite); Rohini in Delhi (crows) and Jaipur Zoo in Rajasthan (geese and black stork),” the ministry mentioned.

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Instances of Avian Influenza in poultry have been confirmed from Anand/Bhagirath Kalosiya in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh and GS Poultry farm Balod district of Chhattisgarh. Altogether, 11 states within the nation have been affected by fowl flu.

Steps to make most of the people conscious of the illness are being undertaken. Additionally, efforts to take away misinformation about avian influenza among the many folks is underway, the discharge mentioned.

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