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Seven states, specifically Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, confirmed the chook flu outbreak inside their boundaries Sunday whereas check outcomes are but to be recognized for Delhi and Maharashtra.  The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has issued advisories to the affected states to keep away from additional unfold of illness.
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Control and containment have been accomplished in each Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. Also, information company PTI reported that publish operational surveillance programme pointers have been issued to the state.
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Meanwhile, the central groups fashioned for monitoring the scenario within the affected areas of the nation are visiting the affected websites. The Centre has requested states to construct consciousness among the many public and keep away from the unfold of misinformation concerning avian influenza.
Amid an outbreak of chook flu, over 400 birds, principally crows, had been discovered lifeless in several elements of Rajasthan on Sunday, officers stated. With the 428 recent deaths, the variety of birds which have died prior to now few days reached 2,950 within the state.
“States/Union Territories have been requested to increase surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos, poultry farms, etc., proper disposal of carcass, and strengthening of bio-security in poultry farms,” the assertion stated.
Here is a state-wise standing of the chook flu outbreak within the nation: 
Over 400 birds discovered lifeless in Rajasthan amid avian influenza outbreak
Amid an outbreak of chook flu, over 400 birds, principally crows, had been discovered lifeless in several elements of Rajasthan on Sunday, officers stated. With the 428 recent deaths, the variety of birds which have died prior to now few days reached 2,950 within the state.
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So far, 51 samples of lifeless birds from 13 districts have been discovered constructive for chook flu. Of the 428 birds which had been reported lifeless on Sunday, 326 had been crows, 18 peacocks, 34 pigeons and 50 others.
Most of the birds which have died within the state until Saturday are crows (2,289), adopted by peacocks (170) and pigeons (156)
Lucknow Zoo being sanitised on Saturday amid chook flu outbreak within the state. (Photo: Vishal Srivastav)
Reduced demand for hen in Kerala, Karnataka
With chook flu stories making headlines throughout the nation, hen store house owners in Thiruvananthapuram instructed ANI that their enterprise has been hit laborious. The value of mutton has climbed as much as Rs 800 per kilogram.
Animal Husbandry Minister Okay Raju had acknowledged Wednesday that unfold of chook flu within the state is because of migratory birds and 37,654 birds have been culled in Alappuzha and seven,229 birds in Kottayam districts to this point.
“The government will provide Rs200 each to owners of birds older than 2 months that either died of the disease or were culled. For those birds less than one-month-old, Rs 100 each will be provided to farmers. Further needs of the farmers will be considered later,” he added.
The Animal Husbandry Department in Karnataka has issued a normal alert to all district collectors and put Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru, Madikeri and Udupi on excessive alert.
“There is no case of bird flu in Karnataka,” state well being minister Dr Okay Sudhakar stated.
Fully ready to deal with chook flu, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Amid chook flu scare, dozens of birds had been discovered lifeless in several a part of Gujarat, preserving well being and animal husbandry division employees busy accumulating samples for exams, officers stated on Sunday.
At the Ghazipur poultry market on Thursday. (Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has stated that the state authorities was totally ready to cope with chook flu. He stated the 2 departments had been working over the previous 4 days to make sure there is no such thing as a unfold of chook flu within the state.
Junagadh animal husbandry division deputy director SN Vaghasiya stated 18 hens had been discovered lifeless in a poultry farm in Chikhli village in Gir Somnath district within the final 9 days.
“Samples have been sent for testing. However, there have been no bird deaths in the vicinity of this farm. For now, I don’t see the possibility of bird flu,” he stated.
Maharashtra: 180 birds die in 2 days, alert zone round Latur village
Amid the chook flu scare in a number of states, an “alert zone” was declared in a 10-kilometre radius round Ahmedpur space in Latur in Maharashtra after 180 birds, together with 128 hens, had been discovered lifeless over the previous couple of days, an official stated on Sunday. The explanation for loss of life is but unknown and the alert zone has been marked as a precautionary measure round Kendrewadi village, some 265 kilometres from right here, by Latur Collector Prithviraj BP, he stated.
As per a Latur district administration launch, the alert zone norms mandate that no automobile will enter or depart the place, and transportation of poultry, birds, animals, feed, manure and so on. shall be prohibited.
“A total of 128 hens were found dead in the village in Saturday and 52 birds were found dead on Sunday. Samples from all of them have been sent to Pune for testing. Reports are awaited,” Prasad Kulkarni, Ahmedpur tehsildar instructed PTI. He stated a workforce of officers who visited the realm discovered the place the place these birds died “overcrowded”.
Madhya Pradesh: Peacocks discovered lifeless in Jhabua
Five peacocks had been discovered lifeless in a village area in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district, officers instructed PTI. Samples from the carcasses, present in Madrani, some 55 kilometres from the district headquarters, have been despatched for examination and publish mortem may also be performed, Divisional Forest Officer ML Harit stated.
New Delhi: Spraying is carried out by a veterinary division employee at Gazipur Murga Mandi in Delhi on Friday within the wake of Bird Flu scare. PTI Photo
Dr Wilson Dawar, an official within the state animal husbandry division stated the examination report must be obtainable in three to 4 days. Over the previous few days, chook flu instances have been present in 13 Madhya Pradesh districts, whereas round 1,100 crows and different birds have been discovered lifeless throughout 27 districts for the reason that first detection final month, a authorities official instructed PTI.
Uttar Pradesh: Preventive measures in place at Lucknow zoo, birds being monitored
Following the affirmation of chook flu in samples collected from the Kanpur zoo, the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden in Lucknow is choosing preventive measures and preserving a detailed watch on the birds stored within the chook enclosure, officers stated on Sunday.
“No case (of bird flu) has been reported here, yet we are taking all the preventive measures. The virus spreads from the excreta of migratory birds and our effort is to ensure that it does not come here,” zoo Director RK Singh stated. Bottles containing an answer of potassium permanganate have been stored on the gates of the zoo in order that the guests enter the premises disinfected, he stated.
“We are maintaining a watch on the birds’ enclosure. If any unusual behaviour is seen in any bird, it will be taken to the isolation ward,” Singh added.
In Bareilly, preparations to offer consuming water to migratory birds have been shut and reflectors are being put in on the Central Avian Research Institute (CARI).
Hisar: Animal Husbandry workforce visiting the Blue Bird Tourist Complex in Hisar, Haryana on Friday after stories of Bird Flu. PTI Photo
“In order to ensure that migratory birds do not enter the CARI campus through the aerial route, reflectors are being installed on a war footing. The lower branches of the trees on the roadside have been cut, so that the birds do not drop their excreta on the road,” Acting Director of the institute Sanjeev Kumar stated. The Centre on Saturday stated the outbreak of chook flu or avian influenza has been reported in Uttar Pradesh, taking the variety of affected states within the nation to seven.
Over 200 migratory birds discovered lifeless in Himachal Pradesh
Carcasses of 215 migratory birds had been present in Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Sunday, taking the overall variety of such birds suspected to have died of avian influenza to 4,235, officers stated.
Each day, a whole lot of migratory birds have been discovered lifeless within the lake space since December 29. Last Monday, the samples examined constructive for H5N1, they stated. Also, for the fourth day in a row, numerous lifeless poultry birds had been discovered dumped by the facet of the Chandigarh-Shimla freeway in Solan district. The stays of the birds had been buried in keeping with security protocol and their samples despatched to a illness diagnostic laboratory in Jalandhar.
Earlier, lifeless hen had been discovered dumped twice close to Chakki Mor and as soon as at Barog bypass close to the district headquarters.