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Bird Flu in Delhi: 35 crows discovered useless in National Capital, samples collected for testing

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New Delhi: As many as 17 crows have been discovered useless at a park in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar Phase 3, two at a DDA park in Dwarka, and 16 in Hastsal village of West district on Saturday, following which the Delhi authorities collected samples to research for avian influenza that has been seen in a number of components of the nation.
According to sources from the Delhi Chief Minister’s Office, 4 samples every have been collected from Mayur Vihar and Hastsal, and one was collected from Dwarka.
“After receiving reports about the death of some crows in A2, Central park located in Mayur Vihar Phase 3, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took note of the incident and directed the concerned department to immediately visit the spot. A rapid response team visited the place and found 17 dead crows in the park out of which four samples were collected,” the Deputy CM’s workplace knowledgeable.

The remaining carcasses have been disposed of at a deep burial. Bio-security measures have been adopted and the realm was correctly sanitized. Instructions have additionally been given to attendants within the park to report any extra deaths of the birds.
The collected samples have been submitted to a laboratory in Palam which is able to then be despatched to the National Institute of High-Security Animal Disease and Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on January 9 by a particular messenger of the division. The samples from DDA Park, Hastsal Village within the West district have been despatched to the Northern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Punjab’s Jalandhar. The samples have been despatched to totally different laboratories for quicker outcomes.
Earlier on Friday, 104 samples have been despatched to Ludhiana after birds have been discovered useless on the similar three places in Delhi – Mayur Vihar, Dwarka, and Hastsal.

The Animal Husbandry Department, nevertheless, has not confirmed any occasion of chicken flu to this point.
The Centre on Friday requested states and Union Territories (UTs) to extend consciousness relating to the security of poultry or poultry merchandise and has additionally issued acceptable advisories to revive client confidence affected by rumors is put to relaxation.
These six embrace Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Gujarat.
In Lucknow, authorities of the Zoological Garden elevated the chicken monitoring after the Kanpur Zoological Park confirmed the loss of life of 4 birds. The reason for loss of life of birds at Kanpur Zoological Park is just not but clear. Their samples have been despatched to the Animal Disease Laboratory of Bhopal beneath excessive safety, officers mentioned.
Authorities on the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Dhanuri wetland, and Surajpur wetland within the nationwide capital are on excessive alert and have given precautionary warnings and protocols to the workers members.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Government has declared the entire state as a ‘Controlled Area’ in view of the outbreak of chicken flu affecting birds together with poultry within the neighbouring states. An entire ban on the import of reside birds together with Poultry and unprocessed Poultry meat for any objective was banned into the state with instant impact until January 15, 2021.