Bird Flu in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Haryana, MP: What We Know So Far


    Bird Influenza in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Haryana, MP: What We Understand Up Until Now

    Himachal Pradesh ended up being the 5th state in India to have actually validated bird flu cases in the recently. This follows the very same virus was identified in Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh

    While lakhs of poultry were reported dead from Haryana, migratory birds died in Himachal Pradesh. In Madhya Pradesh, hundreds of crows were found dead in the recently.

    Here’s what we understand about it so far:

    1,800 birds discovered dead in Himachal

    Around 1,800 migratory birds died at the Pong Dam lake in the state in one week and now officials have actually confirmed that it was because of the H1N1 avian influenza infection.

    The State Animal Husbandry Department informed ANI, “Around 1775 migratory birds have actually died. We have actually suspicions of bird flu. A 10- km alert zone stated where no sale of eggs enabled and poultry markets closed.”

    Reports stated that the majority of these birds were bar-headed geese.

    In an order provided on Monday night, the district magistrate of Kangra stated a restriction on sale or culling of poultry in the alert zone and asked stores offering poultry or fish to stay closed. Movement of travelers or residents were also prohibited within 1 km radius of the Pong Dam lake. The order also forbade grazing of animals within 1 km radius of the lake as a procedure of safety measure.

    Probe into dead birds in Haryana

    Meanwhile, in Haryana, the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department had launched a probe into the death of lakhs of poultry birds, reported The Indian Express.

    The deaths took place in a minimum of 20 poultry farms in Barwala. The report stated that around 80 samples of dead birds have actually been sent to the

    Regional Illness Diagnostic Laboratory in Jalandhar. The Tribune reported that another team from the lab in Jalandhar will gather samples from the location today.

    Dead crows in Madhya Pradesh test favorable for bird flu

    Samples of dead crows evaluated by the animal husbandry department have evaluated favorable for bird influenza in Madhya Pradesh. Deaths of crows have been reported in numerous districts including Indore, Mandsaur, Agar Malwa and Khargone.

    Manish Ingole of the Animal Husbandry department told ANI, “Bird Influenza has actually been identified in 4 samples of dead crows sent out to the state laboratory. Around 100 crows passed away in Mandsaur between December 23 and January 3. Medical team to conduct security within 1-km of the contaminated area.”

    According to the ANI, 367 crows have actually died in the four districts in between December 23 and January 3.

    Rajasthan sounds bird influenza alert

    Deaths of birds started in Rajasthan too around December25 And as increasingly more deaths of birds have actually been reported from the state ever since, authorities have sounded a bird flu alert. NDTV reported that around 250 crows have been reported dead from the districts of Jhalawar, Kote, Baran, Pali, Jodhpur and Jaipur.

    The report stated that Area 144 was enforced in a 1km radius of the Balaji area of Jhalawar district as a preventative measure. This follows Rajasthan’s animal husbandry minister Lalchand Kataria held an emergency situation conference on Sunday.

    40,000 birds to be chosen in Kerala

    Reports say that Kerala prepares to choose around 40,000 birds as a strain of the influenza virus H1N8 was detected in the state. The Hindu reported that the Kottayam and Alappuzha districts were placed on high alert and birds in the 1 km radius of the contaminated areas would be chosen.

    After numerous deaths of ducks were reported from the state, right samples were airlifted to Bhopal’s National Institute of High Security Animal Illness for screening. The report in The Hindu said 5 of those samples tested positive for bird flu.


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