Status of Avian Influenza (bird flu) in the country

New Delhi, Jan 21, 2021: Till 20th January, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in 6 States (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab) for poultry birds and in 10 States (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Punjab) for Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds.

Further, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in poultry samples from Dera Bassi, SAS Nagar, Punjab. Avian Influenza has been confirmed in Crow in the States of Punjab (SAS Nagar and Pinjore, Panchkula).

Control and Containment Operations are going on in the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Haryana

The central team formed for monitoring the situation in the affected areas of the country has visited Satara, Latur, Parbhani and Beed districts of Maharashtra to monitor the epicenters of AI outbreak and conducting epidemiological studies.

All the States are reporting to the Department on daily basis regarding the control measures adopted by the States/UTs based on the Revised Action Plan for Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza 2021.

The Department is taking continuous efforts to generate awareness about Avian through platforms including social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook handles. Further, at the Department’s behest, Ministry of Civil Aviation has requested DGCA to advise the airlines to allow transportation of samples suspected for Avian Influenza to NIHSAD, Bhopal for confirmation of the disease.

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