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Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying gives status of Avian Influenza in India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying said on Monday that as of 18 January, outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in five states for poultry birds and nine states for Crow, Migratory and Wild birds.

Avian Influenza has been confirmed in samples of the dead heron from Tis Hazari, New Delhi, and in crow from Red Fort, Delhi, and advisory in this regard has been issued to Delhi for taking necessary action, informed the ministry.

In Maharashtra, RRTs have been deployed and culling of poultry birds is underway in all the affected epicentres. Culling operations have been completed in CPDO, Mumbai, and cleaning and disinfection are in process.

Similarly, culling and sanitization operations have been completed in the epicenters of Latur district in Village Kendrewadi, Ahmedpur, Village Sukani, and Village Tondar (Vajrawadi) in Udgir taluk and village Kurdwadi in Ausa taluk.

Further, in Madhya Pradesh (Districts of Harda and Mandsaur) and Chhattisgarh (District Balod), RRTs have been deployed for culling of poultry birds around a 1 Km radius of epicentres of the outbreak in poultry. Culling operation of poultry is continuing in the epicentres of Haryana (Panchkula), said the ministry.

Meanwhile, the central team formed for monitoring the situation in the affected areas of the country is visiting the affected sites and has visited Maharashtra to monitor the epicenters of the AI outbreak and conducting epidemiological studies.

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