Hundreds Of Crows Dead In Madhya Pradesh, Officials Look For Bird Influenza
Samples of dead crows are being sent to NIHSAD-Bhopal (Representational)
A bird flu alert has been provided in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of abrupt death of crows in great deals in western parts of the state, consisting of Indore. The testing of dead crow samples at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) has exposed the existence of the H5N8, the bird influenza causing virus, in some samples from Indore and Mandsaur.
According to Animal Husbandry department sources, unexpected deaths of as many as 376 crows have actually been reported from parts of western Madhya Pradesh, including 142 in Indore, 100 in Mandsaur, 112 in Agar-Malwa, 13 in Khargone and 9 in Sehore.
Sources said in some dead crows found in Indore and Mandsaur, which neighbours Rajasthan, H5N8 has been identified. Samples of dead crows are being sent to NIHSAD-Bhopal.
A control room has actually been established in Indore and action is being taken into sudden deaths of crows by quick action groups.
Animal husbandry department officials in all districts have actually been directed to immediately report unexpected deaths of crows as well their control and culling to the state federal government in coordination with the district administration and other related departments.
Instructions have been issued for special tracking of poultry farms, markets, ponds and reservoirs and sending for prompt testing samples of migratory birds at lakes and tanks.
The health department has actually been asked to offer all help and security devices, including PPE packages, anti-retroviral drugs and disinfectants to the staff participated in monitoring of the birds and culling and disposal of dead crows.
In Indore, where deaths of maximum 142 crows have actually been reported, at least 2 samples have actually been discovered to be contaminated by the H5N8 virus. The health department, which is already fighting versus the COVID-19 infection in Indore, has now begun door-to-door medical check-up of individuals living in areas where the crows have been found dead.
Up until now over 14,000 have been inspected by teams of physicians, out of which some 20 homeowners have been found with symptoms of common cold and cough.
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