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    Telangana reports bird flu outbreak, culls poultry
    Siddharth Tadepalli,TNN | Apr 14, 2015, 02.38 PM IST

    HYDERABAD: The Telangana government sounded a red alert after the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus broke out in Ranga Reddy district about 20 kilometers from Hyderabad.

    In wake of the outbreak, the government swung into action and initiated a process to cull about 2 lakh birds within a 10 kilometre radius and also ban sale of poultry and eggs in Hayathnagar, the main town in the district and issued an advisory to Andhra Pradesh as well.

    "We have decided to cull about 2 lakh birds and we are taking all safety precautions as per the laid down protocol. Gunny sacks are being procured and pits are being dug up," said Dr K Vamsi Krishna Reddy, assistant veterinary surgeon.
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    Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/15041...s-being-culled


    Bird flu outbreak in Telangana, 1.45 lakh birds being culled
    PTI | April 14, 2015, 19.04 pm IST

    Hyderabad: Bird flu (H5N1 virus) broke out in a village in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana and the process of culling of an estimated 1.45 lakh birds has been initiated. "There is a confirmed outbreak of bird flu...avian influenza in Thorur village of Hayatnagar mandal in Ranga Reddy district," Animal Husbandry Department Director D Venkateswarlu said.

    He said five of the about ten samples sent to Bhopal-based High-Security Animal Disease Laboratory confirmed the infection...

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    • #3
      Bird Flu Outbreak in Telangana, 35K Chickens Culled

      Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Top News
      Express News Service
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      In a first such case to be reported in the state, a farm at Thorrur village in Hayathnagar in Ranga Reddy district recently saw poultry deaths that prompted the unit owner to send samples to the National Institute of High Security Animal Disease in Bhopal for testing. On Monday, the institute declared that five out of 10 samples he sent had tested positive for bird flu.

      After being alerted, the Telangana Animal Husbandry Department formed 62 teams, each headed by a veterinary doctor, to cull about 1.45 lakh birds in the locality.

      About 35,000 birds were culled by Tuesday evening and the process is likely to be completed by Thursday morning.

      The villages within one to 10 km radius of the farm have been brought under the surveillance zone, where trade and slaughter of poultry have been stopped. In all, 18 villages come under this zone.
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      http://m.newindianexpress.com/top-news/449640
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      • #4
        Risk of bird flu infection spreads

        TNN | Apr 16, 2015, 12.54 AM IST

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        While it was decided to cull 1.45 lakh birds in 48 hours, the animal husbandry department workers managed to cull and dispose of only 71,000 birds by Wednesday. Still left are large quantities of eggs and tonnes of bird droppings from their razed poultry farms that are laced with H5N1 viruses, as infected poultry are known to excrete virus in their faeces and saliva.

        "This is a serious health concern," said Dr C Srinivasulu, assistant professor in Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Laboratory, Osmania University. "While infected saliva is being taken care by culling the birds, any delay in disposing their faeces will worsen the situation." He said established studies had shown H5N1 viruses remain alive in bird droppings from seven to 35 days.

        But at Aruna Poultry Farm at Thorur village in Ranga Reddy district, home to 30,000 birds that are awaiting a culling operation, tonnes of poultry droppings can be seen being feasted upon by hundreds of house crows, cattle egrets and rats that frequent the place to eat undigested food participles.

        "This is very dangerous as crows and egrets can easily carry the H5N1 virus," Dr D D Kulkarni of the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal, told TOI. "Faeces cannot be left out as wild birds, rodents and animals feeding on them could potentially infect other poultry in faraway places, making infection control difficult in the longer run. Hence, they've to be safely disposed of as early as possible."
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        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46938380.cms
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        • #5
          HYDERABAD, April 16, 2015
          Updated: April 16, 2015 05:54 IST

          Bird flu: poultry industry to be blamed?

          Poultry carrying avian influenza does not scare inhabitants of Thorrur village as much as apathy of the wealthy poultry industry, which sat on mysterious deaths of birds that began about a month ago.

          ...Locals of Thorrur allege birds have been dying for some time now and poultry farmers conveniently dumped the carcasses in streams, poisoning waterholes and the groundwater... ?Dogs feed on dead poultry and thrive. If they don?t get diseased, they grow in numbers only to become a threat to humans. Our streams that run to agricultural lands and the ground water that we use is polluted,? charged Shagga Elaiah, a real estate agent.

          He also mentioned a farm worker falling sick from handling birds in the recent past but both district medical and animal husbandry authorities maintained there were no cases of human infection of avian influenza. Less than a kilometre away from his residence is a parched water body where several dead birds washed into, after Tuesday?s rains...

          http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle7107174.ece
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          • #6
            Confirmation of Avian Influenza in poultry at Thorrur village of Hayathnagar block in Rangareddy distt. of Telangana

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            • #7
              Telangana hid bird flu, Hyderabad poultry 'discretely' culled 7,000 birds recently

              DC | V. Nilesh | April 16, 2015, 11.04 am IST

              Hyderabad: Poultry farm owners in Hayathnagar have made a serious allegation that the current bird flu outbreak is not the first in Telangana as has been claimed by the government.

              They say that a previous outbreak had taken place in the area earlier where 7,000 birds were discretely culled after 5,000 birds had died mysteriously.
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              The farmers said that the earlier outbreak had taken place in one kilometre of the Srinivas Reddy Poultry Farm (SRPF) where the present outbreak has been reported.

              The reason behind not reporting the earlier outbreak was apparently pressure from the poultry farm lobby that did not want business to be affected.
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                • #9
                  Bird flu hits Hyderabad Poultry once again - NTv

                  Hyderabad is hit with bird flu fear once again. After recent incident where in 80,000 bird flu hit chicken were killed , once again it struck back in Hayatnagar region. It is learnt that 9,000 chicken are killed with bird flu and it is believed that another lakh might also be infected. This has happened in Injapur area near Hayatnagar in the outskirts of Hyderabad .

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                  • #10
                    Bird Flu Scare Back in Hyderabad

                    By Express News Service Published: 08th May 2015 06:02 AM Last Updated: 08th May 2015 06:02 AM

                    HYDERABAD: Bird Flu scare is back. Alerted by death of about 500 to 1,000 chickens in a poultry farm located in Hayathnagar mandal in Ranagreddy district, animal husbandry department suspected it might be a case of bird flu. A team of veterinary doctors were rushed to the farm on Thursday to conduct postmortem, collect samples from the dead and live birds at the farm.

                    In April, bird flu was detected in a poultry farm located in Thorrur village of the mandal. Lakhs of birds were culled to contain the infection.

                    Incidentally, the farm where fresh deaths of chickens were reported on Thursday is located beside Thorrur village.

                    The samples are slated to be sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, on Friday. Officials of the department said that the Union government instructed the samples could be tested only by the institute located in Bhopal, and not by any other institute.
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                    http://andhra.indiaeveryday.in/fulln...109-452603.htm
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                    • #11
                      HYDERABAD, May 12, 2015
                      Updated: May 12, 2015 05:42 IST

                      Bird flu virus tests negative

                      STAFF REPORTER

                      Telangana can heave a sigh of relief as samples from birds which died due to a suspected deadly H5N1 Avian Influenza infection, tested negative for the virus.

                      Animal Husbandry Department officials had sent 10 dead birds to the High Security Animal Diseases Lab in Bhopal for testing, last weekend. The birds had died mysteriously at a farm in Injapur Village, about 1.5 km from Thorrur village where 1.6 lakh birds were culled last month after thousands of birds caught the H5N1 infection. This time, the lab did not find the virus in the samples sent to them...

                      http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle7195999.ece
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                      • #12
                        Unknown disease hits poultry in ?bird flu? zone?

                        Prabeerkumar Sikdar,TNN | May 13, 2015, 12.50 AM IST

                        HYDERABAD: A new mystery disease could be killing thousands of chickens in poultry farms on the city outskirts, top experts said on Tuesday after several dead bird samples turned negative for bird flu. Authorities said that there is every indication that a new disease had hit the poultry farms at Injapur village in Hayathnagar mandal as hapless farmers said that over 80% of the stocks had perished in one of the three poultry sheds there.

                        On Tuesday, another 1,050 birds succumbed to the mystery disease at a poultry farm, taking the total bird mortality to over 11,000 since it was first reported by a local farmer named B Krishna Reddy on May 4. What deepened the mystery in the entire saga was the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) confirming that it's not a case of bird flu.

                        "Yes, this is not bird flu (H5N1) as all the 10 samples sent to us by Telangana animal husbandry department turned negative. The high bird mortality rate at this farm is surprising but at this point, we do not know the exact cause of the unusual deaths," said Dr DD Kulkarni, in-charge joint director of HSADL.

                        What's more intriguing about these unusual deaths is that a month after the first outbreak of bird flu in Hyderabad, all three suspected causes?infectious coryza, chronic respiratory disease (CRD) and sunstroke?have already been ruled out.

                        "We are helpless as all the medications advised by local veterinary experts have failed to check these unusual deaths. I have not seen such high mortality in my 40 years in the poultry industry," said B Krishna Reddy.
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                        http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/47255852.cms
                        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                        -Nelson Mandela

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                        • #13
                          Poultry breeders rue delay in notifying diseases

                          TNN | May 14, 2015, 07.06 AM IST

                          HYDERABAD: A day after authorities ruled out bird flu as the reason for the death of thousands of birds in a city farm, the poultry industry sought to blame the government for its delay in notifying emerging avian diseases. The mystery disease killed another 1,200 birds on Wednesday , taking the total death count to over 14,000 in the last 10 days at the farm in Injapur village, 2 km from Thorur village which was hit by bird flu.
                          ...
                          Presently, only 14 poultry diseases, including bird flu, are notified by the government under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act. However, what's killing the birds at Injapur is still not known. "These birds appear active but all of a sudden they start shivering with high fever and drop down dead. What's surprising is that there is no change in their feed and water intake," said B Krishna Reddy , owner of the Injapur poultry farm.

                          When contacted, D Venkateshwarlu, director, Telangana animal husbandry, said, "Efforts are on to find out the exact cause for the mass poultry deaths at Injapur village. Our experts need two more days to find the cause of the deaths."

                          http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/47276829.cms
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                          • #14
                            Mysterious poultry disease identified as Ranikhet

                            TNN | May 17, 2015, 12.18 PM IST

                            HYDERABAD: The case of the mysterious poultry deaths on the outskirts of the city seem to have been solved. Preliminary investigations conducted by the Telangana animal husbandry department suggest that it was Ranikhet - a highly contagious disease - that led to the death of over 15,000 birds at a farm in the 'bird flu zone' over the last one week.

                            ...Top officials in the animal husbandry department said that the infection was confirmed through tests conducted by a Veterinary Biological and Research Institute (VBRI) team.
                            ...
                            Thirupathaiah added that further tests on the bird samples are still underway and a complete picture on the mysterious disease, whose unusually high mortality even attracted the attention of Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), would require two more days.

                            However, B Krishna Reddy, owner of the poultry farm at Injapur village in Hayathnagar mandal, appeared a little sceptical about the diagnosis. "I had vaccinated my entire flock of 50,000 birds against Ranikhet last month...
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                            http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/47316125.cms
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #15
                              NATIONAL ? TAMIL NADU

                              HYDERABAD, May 27, 2015
                              Updated: May 27, 2015 05:51 IST

                              Hyderabad bird flu is replica of Chhattisgarh outbreak

                              Was April?s avian influenza outbreak Hyderabad?s first encounter with the deadly virus? Analysis of the virus found in the city suggests that it could have around for at least two years, long before it hit headlines.

                              Earlier this month, the High Security Animal Diseases Lab in Bhopal, which detected H5N1 at a farm in Thorrur village of Rangareddy district last month, sequenced the genome of the virus it detected and found it to be a perfect match to the virus that caused an outbreak in Chhattisgarh nearly two years ago.

                              However, the virus did not prove a match to sub-types of the H5N1 strain which caused outbreaks in Kerala, Karnataka and Chandigarh last year.

                              ?Our analysis of the Hyderabad virus showed a match with the virus that infected birds in Durg and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. But it was unlike the virus found in other parts of the country,? said Dr. K.K. Kulkarni, director of the lab, adding that the virus could have been in the city longer than earlier thought.
                              ...

                              http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...cle7249520.ece
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