NEW DELHI: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying on Wednesday confirmed Avian Influenza, generally generally known as chicken flu, instances have been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
The ministry knowledgeable this after the samples from these states have been examined constructive by Indian Council of Agricultural Research -National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases (ICAR-NIHSAD).
In an official assertion, the ministry mentioned in Rajasthan, chicken flu is reported in crows in Baran, Kota and Jhalawar district, whereas Madhya Pradesh additionally reported the illness in crows in Mandsaur, Indore and Malwa districts.
“In Himachal Pradesh, the chicken flu is reported in migratory birds in Kangra, whereas in Kerala it’s reported in poultry-duck in Kottayam and Allapuzha districts,” it mentioned.
The ministry mentioned an advisory was issued to Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh on January 1, 2021, asking to keep away from additional unfold of the an infection.
“As per the data acquired from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, management measures are being taken as per the rules of the National Action Plan of Avian Influenza. Another advisory has been issued on January 5, 2021, to Himachal Pradesh the place the state has been suggested to take measures in order to keep away from additional unfold of illness to poultry. As per the report acquired, Kerala has already initiated management and containment operations from January 5, 2021 at epicenters, and the culling course of is in operation,” it additional said.
The ministry additionally knowledgeable that it has arrange a management room in New Delhi to maintain watch on the scenario and to take inventory every day of preventive and management measures undertaken by state authorities.
Kerala Minister for Forest, Animal husbandry and Dairy improvement Ok Raju on Tuesday confirmed that that about 12,000 geese had died and round 40,000 birds shall be culled within the area the place chicken flu has been reported.
The state authorities had mentioned chicken flu is asserted as state-specific catastrophe in Kerala and excessive alert has been issued after an outbreak of chicken flu was confirmed in sure components of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts.
“The measures urged to the affected states to comprise the illness and stop additional unfold as per the Action Plan on Avian Influenza embrace strengthening the biosecurity of poultry farms, disinfection of affected areas, correct disposal of useless birds/carcasses, well timed assortment and submission of samples for affirmation and additional surveillance, intensification of surveillance plan in addition to the final pointers for the prevention of illness unfold from affected birds to poultry and human,” the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying mentioned.
On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry Minister Prem Singh Patel additionally mentioned an alert has been sounded to manage the deaths of crows within the state after almost 400 crows have been discovered useless in 10 districts.
The Central authorities has urged to the states to coordinate with the forest division for reporting any uncommon mortality of birds, and requested the opposite states to maintain a vigil on any uncommon mortality amongst birds and to report instantly to take mandatory measures.
Bird flu virus H5N1 has killed 2,403 migratory birds up to now in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, the state authorities mentioned on Tuesday. Due to this, a 10-km alert zone was declared the place no sale of eggs allowed and poultry markets closed, mentioned the State Animal Husbandry Department.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Animal Husbandry Minister Lalchand Kataria additionally mentioned it’s a matter of concern because it impacted the birds and poultry trade. More than 50 birds have been discovered useless within the Baran district on Tuesday.
Notably, chicken flu viruses have been circulating worldwide for hundreds of years with 4 recognized main outbreaks recorded within the final century. India notified the primary outbreak of avian influenza in 2006. Infection in people is just not but reported in India although the illness is zoonotic.
“There isn’t any direct proof that AI viruses might be transmitted to people by way of the consumption of contaminated poultry merchandise. In India, the illness spreads primarily by migratory birds coming into India throughout winter months i.e. from September – October to February – March. The secondary unfold by human dealing with (by way of fomites) can’t be dominated out,” the ministry mentioned.
In view of a menace of a world outbreak of AI, the DAHD had ready an motion plan in 2005, which was revised in 2006, 2012, 2015 and 2021 for the steering of state authorities for prevention, management and containment of Avian Influenza within the nation.