Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) cases have been confirmed in 10 states of the country. The central government has issued an advisory and directed all the states to be vigilant and spread awareness among the people.
The Central Government Has Issued An Advisory
The central government has stated in the advisory that the areas where there are water bodies and poultry farms should maintain special surveillance there and if there are cases of bird flu in birds, send samples of them immediately for an examination. Also, make them safe for the rest of the birds and people by spraying the medicine at the place of occurrence.
Birds Are Dying Of Bird Flu
According to ICAR- NIHSAD, the deaths of crows and wild birds have been confirmed in the Tonk, Karauli, and Bhilwara districts of Rajasthan. Similar cases have also been reported in Valsad, Vadodara, and Surat districts of Gujarat. The death of crows has also been confirmed in Uttarakhand’s Kotdwar and Dehradun districts. Crows and ducks have been found dead in Delhi. Many cases of bird flu have been reported in the poultry farm of the Parbhani district of Maharashtra. With this, there have been cases of death of crows in Mumbai, Thane, Dapoli, and Beed.
Central Team Visits Himachal And Haryana
In Haryana, the killing of infected birds continues to control and prevent the spread of the disease. A central team visited Himachal Pradesh and Panchkula (Haryana) to deal with the situation. The team reached the place where the birds found dead and tried to understand the reason for their death.
Spread Awareness Among People Regarding Bird Flu- Central Government
The central government has requested the state governments to spread awareness among the people and make arrangements to stop the spread of misleading information. Along with this, the states also requested to maintain surveillance in their water bodies, poultry farms, zoos, and live bird markets. Advisory was issued to the states to use PPE kit to deal with bird flu. The Center requested the State Animal Husbandry Departments to strengthen the preparedness to prevent the spread of the disease and not to allow the flu to pass from the birds to humans.