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  • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

    <TABLE class=lialltd cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #ccc 1px dashed" align=middle>Fresh Bird flu outbreaks; over 1 lakh poultry culled </TD></TR><TR><TD class=f12gray1 align=middle>Time:09 Dec 2008</TD></TR><TR><TD class=f12gray1 align=middle>Posted by 21food.com
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=shownews_detail>More than one lakh poultry has been culled so far in Assam after bird flu began in the Kamrup district. The influenza virus has spread to Barepta and Nalbari districts in Assam, whereas according to the authorities, some unnatural poultry deaths were also reported in Palasbari district, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram.

    C Sangnghina, director, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department, said, "The Mizoram government has asked traders not to import poultry and poultry products from Assam and its officials to maintain a close vigil along the border."

    The state government of Assam has ordered culling operations and officers began going from house to house urging villagers to hand over their poultry. "There are no official reports of avian flu attack in Mizoram but we cannot remain complacent. The Tripura government also issued a similar bird flu alert," Sangnghina added.

    According to local villagers, the government is providing Rs 20 per bird compared to the market price of Rs 22 to Rs 25 per bird. SL Mewara, the state commissioner for veterinary and animal husbandry department, said, "Over 2 to 3 lakh poultry birds have been affected due to influenza. About 2 lakh more need to be culled."

    Sisir Paul, deputy director of the animal resource department, said, "About 80 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are ready to act in case of an outbreak of bird flu in Tripura."

    http://www.21food.com/news/detail17900.html

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    • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

      <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=540 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=472><TABLE height=28 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=472 background=http://www.commodityonline.com/ndtv/images/ndtvcmdtyband.jpg border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=contenttxt vAlign=center align=right width=158>2008-12-09 11:58:12 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD width=472 height=5></TD></TR><TR><TD class=newstitle width=472 height=20>Bird flu woes for poultry sector again</TD></TR><TR><TD width=472 height=5></TD></TR><TR><TD width=472 height=20><TABLE height=20 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=465 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR vAlign=bottom align=middle><TD align=left width=35 height=20>Email</TD><TD class=contenttxt width=8 height=20>|</TD><TD width=40 height=20> Print</TD><TD class=contenttxt width=8 height=20>|</TD><TD width=65 height=20>del.icio.us</TD><TD class=contenttxt width=10 height=20>|</TD><TD class=bluemenu width=46 height=20> Digg </TD><TD class=contenttxt width=9 height=20>|</TD><TD class=bluemenu width=78 height=20> newsVine </TD><TD class=contenttxt width=6 height=20>|</TD><TD class=bluemenu width=81 height=20> Feedburner</TD><TD class=contenttxt width=10 height=20>|</TD><TD class=redsmalltxt width=73 height=20>XML/RSS</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD width=472 height=10></TD></TR><TR><TD class=contenttxt width=472>Commodity Online
      GUWAHATI: Assam?s poultry sector is in trouble again following the outbreak of bird flu again this year.

      The state health department has put all the districts on high alert after receiving confirmation of bird flu in Assam.

      Hospitals in the state have been asked to keep tabs on influenza cases. The health department has also asked the district health officials to be prepared to deal with an emergency situation efficiently.

      The H5N1 virus has hit Bangladesh too. Earlier this year, bird flu entered the state when cattle traders brought poultry to Birbhum from Bangladesh.

      Animal resources development department has also decided to increase surveillance on poultry. This time stress has been laid on bordering districts so that no infected bird is brought into the state from Bangladesh.

      Continuous attack by bird flu has hit India?s poultry sector for the past few years.

      In fact, poultry from India was banned by other nations due to the spread of the virus. Now, again the Indian poultry sector will suffer another loss.
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      • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

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        Source: The Sangai Express
        Imphal, December 09 2008: In view of the outbreak of Bird flu in three districts of Assam and the arrival of migratory birds with the onset of winter, the officials of the Forest Department have been monitoring to find out unnatural death of migratory birds, according to a top official of the Forest Department.

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        • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

          Culling on in bird flu-hit areas
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          GUWAHATI, Dec 9 ? The bird flu-related culling of poultry in Rampur and Rani Development Blocks of Kamrup and Kamrup (Metro) Districts and Gobardhana Development Block of Barpeta District and Pachim Nalbari Development Block of Nalbari District is going on. Simultaneously, cleaning and disinfection activities in Rajabazar area of Hajo Revenue Circle in Kamrup District are also on.

          According to official sources here, following reports of unusual death of poultry at the farms of the Kanaklata and Anand Self-help Groups in Chirang District, the entire poultry stock of the two farms were culled yesterday and samples of the birds were sent to both the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (HSADL) and Pune-based National Institute of Virology.

          The Veterinary Department has also sent the regular bird samples from Bejera in Kamrup District and several other places to the Bhopal and Pune laboratories.

          So far, 2,26, 910 backyard and farm birds were killed in the culling, mopping and combing operations and it is expected that the culling operations in Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Barpeta and Nalbari Districts will require three to four days for completion, said the sources.

          Altogether 73 Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are engaged in Kamrup (16), Kamrup (Metro) (30), Barpeta (11) and Nalbari (9) to conduct the culling and combing operations. Five RRTs requisitioned from Sonitpur District were withdrawn yesterday afternoon from Patgaon area in Kamrup (Metro) District. However, five other RRTs requisitioned from Sonitpur District are still at work at Sarpara area of Kamrup District, said the sources.

          During the culling, mopping and combing operations 1948 eggs and 5,060 kgs of poultry feed were also destroyed, the sources said.

          Sources also informed that an amount of Rs 70, 20, 904 has been paid so far to the poultry owners, who have lost their poultry, eggs and poultry feed during the anti-bird flu operations in the State.

          Bongaigaon Correspondent adds: The Veterinary Department yesterday culled a total of 614 poultry in the farms of Kanaklata and Anand Self-Help Groups at Nilibari under Dangtol Police Out Post in Chirang District, as a measure to prevent spread of bird flu to the neighbouring areas.

          http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/...d=dec1008/at08


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          • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

            The Avian Flu seems to spread in Assam and also to other states: Tripura and Mizoram (see post # 151) .

            Location of the states in North East India; the white area between West Bengal and Tripura is the northern part of Bangladesh.


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            • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

              Originally posted by Dutchy View Post
              The Avian Flu seems to spread in Assam and also to other states: Tripura and Mizoram (see post # 151) .

              Location of the states in North East India


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              The post will be very important, if true. It has not yet been confirmed.

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              • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                Updated map

                http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT....02124&t=p&z=8

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                • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                  <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=articleheader>Bird flu alert follows Assam outbreak

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                  The outbreak of avian flu in Assam has prompted the state government to sound an alert in Calcutta and the rest of the state.

                  ?A general alert has been issued about any unnatural symptoms or deaths of migratory birds or poultry,? health services director Sanchita Bakshi said on Tuesday.
                  The animal resources development department has asked the city zoo and forest department to keep vigil on migratory birds. ?We have asked the forest department to keep an eye on migratory birds that flock the zoo as well as lakes in and around the city,? said animal resources development minister Anisur Rehman.
                  Experts said migratory birds ? hundreds of them flock around the zoo and lakes in Santragachhi and other water bodies ? are the most common carriers of the avian flu virus.
                  During the last outbreak, thousands of poultry birds died in several districts of Bengal following an outbreak of bird flu. Rapid reaction teams were set up to cull birds in the affected districts in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease. But the flu came as close as Howrah, sparing the city by a whisker.
                  ?Avian flu spreads very rapidly. Employees of the animal resources development department are being trained to tackle any outbreak on a war footing,? said Rehman. ?Special checkposts have been set up in the districts bordering Bangladesh and Assam.?
                  The minister, however, held out the assurance that the poultry market in the city had not been affected.
                  A joint panel of experts has been set up to suggest preventive measures and supervise their implementation. ?Experts are conducting epidemiological studies on the avian virus, its character and the way it mutates. This will help us understand better how avian flu can be prevented,? said an official.

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                  http://www.telegraphindia.com/108121...y_10229531.jsp
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                  • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                    Commentary

                    http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...tta_Alert.html

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                    • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

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                      Calcutta Issues H5N1 Alert
                      Recombinomics Commentary 22:26
                      December 9, 2008

                      The outbreak of avian flu in Assam has prompted the state government to sound an alert in Calcutta and the rest of the state.

                      ?A general alert has been issued about any unnatural symptoms or deaths of migratory birds or poultry,? health services director Sanchita Bakshi said on Tuesday.

                      The animal resources development department has asked the city zoo and forest department to keep vigil on migratory birds. ?We have asked the forest department to keep an eye on migratory birds that flock the zoo as well as lakes in and around the city,? said animal resources development minister Anisur Rehman.

                      Experts said migratory birds ? hundreds of them flock around the zoo and lakes in Santragachhi and other water bodies ? are the most common carriers of the avian flu virus.

                      The above comments describe an H5N1 alert issued by Calcutta and the rest of West Bengal due to the rapid spread of H5N1 in Assam (see updated map). Confirmed H5N1 or unnatural bird deaths have been reported in seven Assam districts (Kamrup rural, Kamrup metro, Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, Bongaigaon, and Chirang). Recent reports of deaths in Bongaigaon and Chirang point toward a wild bird source based on the vicinity to Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and large number of lakes and rivers in Assam.

                      Alerts have also been issued in Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura and at least one media report has described unnatural bird deaths in Mizoram and Tripura. In addition, Bangladesh has reported H5N1 (see satellite map).

                      Last season H5N1 was widespread in West Bengal and Bangladesh and was subsequently confirmed in Tripura. However, unnatural bird deaths or culling was extended to a large number of Indian districts adjacent to West Bengal and Bangladesh, including Assam (see map here here here).

                      However, this season the outbreaks have been reported earlier, and the spread in Assam has been dramatic.

                      Additional spread is expected..



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                      • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                        http://aidailydigest.blogspot.com/20....html#id_35714

                        12/9/08 ARGUS--A national source reports that ?stray? cases of H5 avian influenza have been reported in Kamrup district in Assam and West Bengal states ?recently?. The source adds that AI cases have also been reported in several districts in the neighboring country of Bangladesh, which lies on the border of West Garo Hills districts in Meghalaya state.

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                        • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

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                          Import of poultry restricted in NE Indian state of Meghalaya
                          </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"> </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%">2008-12-09 - KUNA</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%"> </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%">NEW DELHI , Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Following the outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Assam, the government of the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya has issued an order restricting import of poultry products from Assam, West Bengal and the international border to the state's Garo hills region with immediate effect. The order has been issued as a precautionary measure to prevent any outbreak of the disease that causes large-scale deaths of poultry and other birds, official sources said. Stray cases of bird flu have recently been detected in Assam's Kamrup district, West Bengal and in several districts of Bangladesh which shares a vast border with West Garo Hills district. Consumers in Garo Hills depend heavily on the import of poultry products such as chicken and eggs from outside the state. This being the peak festive season, the demand is all the more high.(end) fyf.ajs KUNA 091652 Dec 08NNNN

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                          • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                            Commentary

                            http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12..._WB_Again.html

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                            • Re: India: Assam, AVIAN INFLUENZA A/H5N1 IN POULTRY (December 2008+)

                              http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blnus/27091431.htm

                              Meghalaya imposes curb on poultry products

                              SHILLONG: Following the outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Assam, Meghalaya government has issued an order restricting the import of poultry products from Assam, West Bengal and the international border to the state's Garo hills region with immediate e ffect. The order has been issued as a precautionary measure to prevent any outbreak of the disease that causes large-scale deaths of poultry and other birds, official sources said. Stray cases of bird flu have recently been detected in Assam's Kamrup district, West Bengal and in several districts of Bangladesh which shares vast border with West Garo Hills district. Consumers in Garo Hills depend heavily on the import of poultry pr oducts such as chicken and eggs from outside the state. ? PTI

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                                Manipur bans import of poultry products from Assam
                                IMPHAL, Dec 9 ? Manipur Government has banned import of poultry products including eggs, feed and chicken from Assam following spread of Avian influenza in that State, official sources said today.

                                An order banning poultry products from neighbouring Assam was issued yesterday by director of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.

                                Besides banning poultry products from Assam, Rapid Response Teams (RRTs), which were constituted in Manipur in April last year, were also kept in a state of readiness for taking immediate action to control a possible outbreak of bird flu in the State.

                                Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Government has also issued an order restricting the import of poultry products from Assam, West Bengal and the international border to the State?s Garo Hills region with immediate effect.

                                The order has been issued as a precautionary measure to prevent any outbreak of the disease that causes large-scale deaths of poultry and other birds, official sources said.

                                Consumers in Garo Hills depend heavily on the import of poultry products such as chicken and eggs from outside the State. This being the peak festive season, the demand is all the more high. ? PTI

                                http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/...id=dec1008/ne1

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