So far, outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in 9 states. The Center’s animal husbandry and dairy department on Sunday confirmed its spread in seven states, including Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, Delhi.
Later in the evening, Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh said that avian influenza virus has been confirmed in samples taken from the state.
On Sunday, 215 migratory birds were found dead in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, according to officials, which is understood to have increased the total number of migratory birds that have died due to bird flu to 4,235.
Meanwhile, a lot of dead poultry birds were found on Saturday along the Chandigarh-Shimla highway in Solan district. For the past few days, many crows have also been found dead in different parts of the state.
The animal husbandry commissioner of Maharashtra says that to stop the spread of bird flu, orders have been ordered to kill birds within a radius of one kilometer from the centers of Parbhani and Latur. According to the Indian Express, he said that a 10-km surveillance zone has been created and the situation is being closely monitored.
At the same time, Uttar Pradesh Animal Husbandry Department has taken many precautionary steps. People are being appealed to avoid visiting the zoo and bird sanctuary and it is being said that they should avoid coming in contact with any kind of bird. The administration has been asked to share information about the unnatural death of any bird.
Meanwhile, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Punjab on Sunday issued an advisory for poultry farmers and chicken eaters.
It has been said in the advisory that there is no case of bird flu in Punjab at the moment, yet poultry farmers should be more vigilant and take care of cleanliness. It also stated, “Influenza virus kills by cooking properly at temperatures above 70 ° C. Infection from one farm to another usually spreads through live birds, people and contaminated vehicles, equipment. “