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  • India - Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in crows in Jehanabad, Bihar

    Bird flu confirmed in Jehanabad: Official

    23:17 HRS IST

    Jehanabad, Feb 11 (PTI) After Munger and Banka, outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in this central Bihar district with samples of crows found dead here testing positive for the H5N1 virus, an official said on Monday.

    However, no humans have been found to be afflicted with the disease in any part of the state so far.

    According to Civil Surgeon, Dilip Kumar, more than a dozen crows were found dead inside the collectorate premises here on February 1, following which samples of two dead birds were sent for testing at a lab in Bhopal.

    "The samples tested positive following which we have directed the animal husbandry department to collect samples from poultry farms and send these to Bhopal to ascertain whether the virus has afflicted other birds , he said.
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    http://www.ptinews.com/news/10378167...-Official.html
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    Highly pathogenic influenza A viruses (infection with) (non-poultry including wild birds),
    India
    Information received on 21/02/2019 from Mr Tarun Shridhar, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, India
    Summary
    Report type Follow-up report No. 2
    Date of start of the event 15/12/2018
    Date of confirmation of the event 21/12/2018
    Report date 21/02/2019
    Date submitted to OIE 21/02/2019
    Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 05/06/2018
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic influenza A virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to the whole country
    Related reports Immediate notification (07/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 1 (22/01/2019)
    Follow-up report No. 2 (21/02/2019)
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Collector Office Campus, Jehanabad, Jehanabad Sadar, Jehanabad, Bihar
    Date of start of the outbreak 01/02/2019
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Not applicable
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 18 18 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 18 18 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) ** ** 100.00% **
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    **Not calculated because of missing information
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Screening
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (OIE Reference Laboratory) House Crow real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 06/02/2019 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=29632
    "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."
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    • #3
      2,500 birds culled to stop bird flu spread in Bihar
      Authorities now focussing on chickens in domestic houses



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      By Alok Gupta
      Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

      About 2,500 birds have been culled in Biharís Purnia district to control the spread of bird flu. Last week, the district administration confirmed that blood samples of chickens in a government poultry farm in Maranga area had tested positive for bird flu.

      The administration had constituted 15 teams for culling chickens and destroying eggs. District magistrate Manish Kumar Verma said the process of culling was delayed by 10 hours. Verma has ordered holding back the salary of 10 junior ranking administrative staff members who went missing from duty.

      "Culling exercise has been nearly completed. We are now focusing on chickens in domestic houses. As a preventive measure, culling teams have been directed to keep a close watch on chickens in affected areas," Verma said.
      ...
      https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/...in-bihar-40560
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