Almost 450 chickens had been culled in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore metropolis within the final 24 hours to forestall the unfold of chicken flu, a civic official stated on Friday night.
The Madhya Pradesh authorities has already ordered closure of poultry retailers in Neemuch and Indore districts for every week after chicken flu an infection was present in some chickens.
“Almost 450 poultry birds had been culled and buried as per pointers. We have now additionally shut hen retailers within the metropolis,” municipal well being officer Uttam Yadav stated.
Transportation and commerce of poultry have been suspended in all the metropolis for every week, he stated.
Chicken deaths continued to be reported within the metropolis throughout the day.
“No less than 19 crows, three herons and a cuckoo had been discovered useless within the metropolis on Friday,” stated Pramod Sharma, deputy director of Indore Veterinary Providers.
As many as 250 birds, largely crows, have been discovered useless within the metropolis within the final 11 days, the official stated.
Chicken flu was first detected in samples of two out of fifty crows whose carcasses had been discovered within the metropolis’s Residency space on December 29.
The Centre earlier within the day stated chicken flu has been confirmed to this point in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.