DNA Explainer: State sensible case study of 12 Bird Flu epicentres
H5N8 pressure of bird influenza has actually been recognized in 12 epicentres of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. Almost 25,000 birds have actually yielded due to various variations of bird flu.
Seeing the gravity of the circumstance, the Centre has issued alert to the states to keep an eye on health of birds in forest areas and near water bodies.
Bird flu is an extremely infectious and severe respiratory disease in birds brought on by the H5N1 influenza virus, which can occasionally infect humans also.
The animal husbandry ministry has also asked the states for prompt collection and submission of samples for verification and further surveillance and increase of surveillance plan.
To avoid the illness transmission from impacted birds to poultry and humans, the ministry has actually asked states to follow the basic avoidance standards.
A control room has actually likewise been established in New Delhi to keep watch on the scenario and take stock every day of preventive and control measures undertaken by state authorities.
What is bird influenza or bird flu?
It is a highly contagious viral disease brought on by Influenza Type A viruses which typically affects poultry birds such as chickens and turkeys. There are lots of strains of the infection, a few of them are moderate and may merely trigger a low egg production or other moderate signs among chickens, while others are severe and deadly.
Rajasthan bird flu cases
– Bird influenza subtype H5N8, which professionals stated is less transmittable than H5N1 virus, has actually been identified in Kota and Baran districts.
– Variety of birds which passed away in Rajasthan in the recent days reached 625 with deaths of 200 more birds on January 5.
– The deaths were reported in 16 of the 33 districts of Rajasthan.
– Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has instructed authorities to maintain special vigil in view of death of crows and other birds in the state.
Madhya Pradesh bird influenza cases
– After Indore, bird flu has actually been confirmed as the cause of mass death of crows in Mandsaur and Agar Malwa districts.
– Presence of H5N8 virus was discovered in the carcasses of crows in Mandsaur and Agar Malwa districts.
– At least 155 dead crows in Indore have actually been discovered with the H5N8 virus considering that the pathogen was very first found.
– Considering That December 23, 2020, about 400 bird deaths have been reported throughout 10 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
– Samples of dead avians were collected from Ujjain, Sehore, Dewas, Guna, Shajapur, Khargone and Neemuch districts and sent out to the NIHSAD in Bhopal for testing.
Himachal Pradesh bird influenza cases
– In Himachal Pradesh, many migratory birds, mostly bar-headed geese were discovered dead in Pong Dam Lake in Kangra district.
Kerala bird flu cases
– In Kerala, around 1,700 ducks have passed away due to the influenza in Alappuzha and Kottayam.
– On the other hand, Kerala began culling of chickens and ducks.
Haryana bird flu cases
– In Haryana, around one lakh poultry birds have actually died mysteriously in the last few days.
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