The center on Wednesday said bird flu in poultry has been confirmed so far in six states — Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab. Across all birds, avian influenza has been reported in 12 states.
“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,” an official statement said.
Avian Influenza has been confirmed in poultry samples from Dera Bassi, SAS Nagar, Punjab. The disease has also been confirmed in crow in Punjab (SAS Nagar and Pinjore, Panchkula).
“Control and Containment Operations are going on in the affected epicenters of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Haryana,” as per the statement by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying.
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 the outbreak and is conducting epidemiological studies.