Over 1,200 Birds Discovered Useless Throughout India, Avian Influenza Confirmed In UP

Over 1,200 Birds Found Dead Across India, Avian Influenza Confirmed In UP

Uttar Pradesh is the seventh to report avian influenza. (Representational)

New Delhi:

Over 1,200 birds had been discovered useless throughout the nation on Saturday, together with 900 in a poultry farm in Maharashtra, with the Centre saying that the outbreak of avian influenza has been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the whole variety of affected states to seven.

The Centre stated affirmation of chicken flu in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, is awaited because the samples have been despatched for testing, it stated.

In addition to Uttar Pradesh, the opposite six states the place chicken flu is confirmed are Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal introduced a ban on import of dwell birds within the nationwide capital and closure of Ghazipur poultry market, the most important within the metropolis, for the following 10 days in view of chicken flu scare.

Noting that there isn’t any confirmed case of avian influenza in Delhi thus far, the chief minister stated samples have been despatched to Jalandhar laboratory. He additionally stated {that a} 24-hour helpline has been arrange for help of individuals.

He stated the Delhi authorities is following all pointers and instructions issued by the central authorities with reference to chicken flu.

“Fast response groups have been fashioned in each district to include the unfold and conduct correct surveillance, and they’ll perform below the district magistrates. Our veterinary officers are conducting correct surveys in all chicken markets, wildlife institutions and water our bodies throughout Delhi.

“The particular focus of the groups are poultry market Ghazipur, Shakti Sthal Lake, Bhalswa Lake, Sanjay Lake, Delhi Zoo, DDA Parks, located at Hauz Khas village, Pashchim Vihar and Dwarka,” Kejriwal added.

Not less than 24 crows have been discovered useless at a district park in south Delhi”s Jasola previously three days and 10 geese have died on the well-known Sanjay Lake, officers stated.

“The samples of geese discovered useless have been taken by the veterinary division authorities to determine if the reason for dying was chicken flu or not,” a senior DDA official stated.

On the dying of crows, the DDA has knowledgeable the Delhi authorities’s forest division, he stated.

Three leisure parks and well-known Sanjay Lake in Delhi had been closed by authorities amid an avian flu scare within the metropolis as a number of birds had been discovered useless on their premises within the final couple of days, officers stated.

In addition to, the favored Hauz Khas Park in south Delhi, which is a big water physique and attracts numerous crowd on daily basis, has additionally been shut, they stated.

As many as 900 hens have died at a poultry farm in Murumba village in Parbhani district of Maharashtra, a senior official stated.

Their samples have been despatched for investigation to establish the precise explanation for the dying, Parbhani district collector Deepak Mulgikar advised PTI.

He stated the poultry farm the place the dying of birds was reported is run by a Self Assist Group (SHG).


Prima facie, the dying of hens might be associated to diet, the collector stated, including that the take a look at outcomes are awaited.

Over 350 birds had been reported useless in Rajasthan, taking the dying depend to 2,512, an official stated.

Of the 356 birds reported useless on Saturday, 257 had been crows, 29 pigeons, 16 peacocks and 54 others.

Whilst Gujarat recorded its first confirmed instances of chicken flu, 4 crows had been discovered useless at a village in Mangrol taluka within the state”s Junagadh district.

The state on Friday recorded its first instances of chicken flu after samples taken from two useless lapwings recovered within the district examined optimistic for the an infection.

“We discovered carcasses of 4 crows at Loej village on Friday night. The stays can be despatched to a laboratory in Bhopal to determine the reason for dying,” stated Ashok Kumbhani, veterinary officer of Mangrol veterinary dispensary within the district.

Out of 10 birds discovered within the space, 4 had been useless on the spot and 6 are at present below remedy, the official stated.

Six crows had been discovered useless in Dakshina Kannada, bordering Kerala and samples have been despatched for testing to determine the reason for dying.

5 crows had been discovered useless in a drain within the Sitabpur space in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district. Samples of the useless birds have been despatched to a laboratory in Bhopal for testing, Veterinary Officer BM Gupta stated.

A response crew headed by a health care provider and 4 well being employees has been fashioned on the district degree to maintain a observe on the dying of birds and chickens and taking the samples for testing, Chief Veterinary Officer in Pauri SK Bartwal stated.

A drive to cull over 1.60 lakh poultry birds at 5 poultry farms commenced in Haryana’s Panchkula district on Saturday, officers stated.

The transfer comes after samples of some birds in two poultry farms at Kheri and Ganauli villages in Panchkula examined optimistic for the H5N8 pressure of avian flu on Friday.

“The method (to cull birds) began in the present day by the state’s animal husbandry division,” Panchkula Deputy Commissioner M Okay Ahuja stated.

He stated it’s going to take round two to 3 days to finish the drive.
The deputy commissioner additional knowledgeable {that a} crew of Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments, Bhopal would go to Panchkula subsequent week.

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