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    Bird Flu’ alert issued
    Thursday, 26 December 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

    Directorate, Veterinary Services, Government of Chhattisgarh has issued ‘Bird Flu’ alert in the state after it was confirmed that incident of death of poultry birds in Government Poultry Cricle, Baikunthpur, Koriya was due to avian virus infection.

    A letter issued by Director, Veterinary Services states that National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal has confirmed through a letter issued on Tuesday (December 24) that the fowls had died due to avian virus at the Government Poultry, Baikunthpur...

    ...As per reports around 5000 quails and chicken had died recently at the government poultry and hatcheries...

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    Bird Flu in Chhattisgarh: Bird flu panic in the state, eradicated more than 7000 poultry and chickens
    Updated: | Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:36 PM (IST)

    Bilaspur Thousands of chickens and quail have died in the government poultry farm of Baikunthpur. After this, there is panic among people due to fear of bird flu. Taking care, entry of common people has been banned in the Government Poultry Farming Koni. Also, sale of chicken etc. has also been stopped. In the Baikunthpur government farm, chickens and 2000 quail have died for the last few days. Experts say that bird flu may be the cause of a large number of deaths simultaneously. This will be confirmed only after the report of the sample. But after the news of the case spread, there is panic in the entire state about bird flu. Care is being taken at the district level also.

    Investigation has been started in the Government Poultry Zone located at Koni. Also, the entry of common people has been banned. Apart from this, sales have also been banned. This situation will remain for some days to come. The ban will be lifted if everything is found normal in the sample report.

    Lime and drug spray

    Drugs have been sprayed in addition to lime around the poultry farming center. The employees have also been instructed to provide care and food to the chickens etc. amidst complete security. However, there is no possibility of bird flu here.

    It is worth mentioning that in the government hatchery of Korea district headquarters Baikunthpur, selling of cock in a radius of one kilometer has been banned due to outbreak of avian influenza ie bird flu. Precautionary measures are being taken after the chickens are confirmed to have died from bird flu.

    After getting tested in Bhopal lab, there has been confirmed bird flu. According to the notification issued by the government, all three thousand chickens, four thousand chicks and 2500 eggs along with 40 quintals of poultry seeds etc. have been destroyed in the government hatchery Baikunthpur.

    House to house survey

    Chickens of private people around Hechri also destroyed about 700 hens of hen keepers coming within a kilometer radius of Hechri in Baikunthpur are also being destroyed. Their owners are also being provided compensation as per the provision of the government.

    Health department survey is on. On the instructions of the district administration, Dr. Rameshwar Sharma, CMHO, Health Department, along with his team, is conducting door-to-door survey of the area adjacent to the hatchery and monitoring the infection among the individuals.

    There is no possibility of flu in Bilaspur district. Still, care is being taken. The entry of common people into the poultry center has been banned. Apart from this, the sale will also be closed for a few days. The center has been sprayed with essential medicines. - Dr. RK Gupta In- charge, Kony Poultry Zone

    Posted By: Anandram Sahu

    After confirmation of Chhattisgarh / bird flu, 27 hundred chickens, 12 thousand chickens, 30 thousand eggs destroyed

    Dainik BhaskarDec 26, 2019, 01:22 AM IST
    Baikunthpur. Avian influenza variant bird flu at the government poultry farm located at the district headquarters has been confirmed by the Bird Flu Testing Laboratory and National High Security Animal Disease Testing Institute at Bhopal. Since which there has been a stir in the department. Animal, Health and District Administration have been in action for the last three days. At the same time, 27 hundred hens, chickens, 12 thousand chickens and 30 thousand eggs have been destroyed within 12 hours as soon as the animal department receives the investigation report. At the same time, after surveying within a radius of one km, about four and a half hundred hens and chickens have been destroyed and a compensation of 14 thousand rupees has been distributed to the common people.

    According to the information, since last December 7, the process of death of chickens in Hatchery is not taking a name. For the second time, the case of such large number of poultry deaths has been reported in Hatchery operated in the district headquarters. Keeping the safety in mind, the collector directed to destroy chickens, chickens, eggs, chickens and diets including those kept in the hatchery after a report from the Bhopal Bird Flu Testing Laboratory National High Security Animal Disease Testing Institute. In the area of ​​three to ten km to check the infection from bird flu, the health department team has been going door-to-door to check people. On 24 December, a team from Raipur has investigated 300 houses. The good thing is that no one has been found infected in the investigation so far.

    On the other hand, on the instructions of the Collector, 8 hundred hens and chickens have been seized and destroyed in an area of ​​one km. For this, the people from whom the chickens have been confiscated, they have been given compensation of about 14 thousand rupees.

    Dr. Rameshwar Sharma, CMHO survey being carried out in the area of ​​3 to 10 km, told that the facility of bird flu testing in India is at the Fourth Level Lab in Poona. Samples will be sent to Poona after the suspect is found. At the same time, survey work has been completed in three hundred houses on 24 December. At the same time, the survey is going on in radius of 3 to 10 km. A team of professors, including deputy directors of four colleges from Raipur, is also working here.

    All measures are being taken for prevention.
    Deputy Director of Animal Department, Dr. RA Baghel said that it is difficult to find out how the virus got there but whatever measures would be necessary to prevent it. They are doing everything. Hatchery chickens, eggs, their diet are also being destroyed. People being tested for infection

    Collector Doman Singh said that people should avoid eating chicken, egg and duck for a few days. At the same time, the health department is surveying the houses located in the area adjacent to the hatchery and checking the infection among the people. So far no person infected with bird flu has been found.

    For the
    first time , a team of doctors arrived from Raipur for action, on December 7, sudden hens and chickens died in Hatchery. After which the supply was stopped from Hatchery. On 8 December, the department sent its sample to the Veterinary Lab at Jabalpur, MP. Investigation here confirmed CRD disease. Medications were given for treatment, but to no avail. After this, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute sample was sent, here the report gave information about bacterial infection. The state government has been informed if the situation is not possible. Professor of Veterinary Department from Durg was sent to the district. The team of Veterinary Institute reached Hatchery and examined its samples Bhopal Bird Flu Testing Laboratory, National High Security Veterinary Testing Institute and 24 December report was sent to the state government.

    On the direction of the state government, on 24 December, at 4:15 am, an action was taken to destroy 2700 chicken chickens, 12 thousand chickens and 30 thousand eggs by creating an RRT (Rapid Response Team). Not only this, 40 quintal poultry diet was also destroyed
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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      Information received on 08/01/2020 from Dr Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, New Delhi, India
      Report type Immediate notification
      Date of start of the event 07/12/2019
      Date of confirmation of the event 23/12/2019
      Report date 08/01/2020
      Date submitted to OIE 08/01/2020
      Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 02/09/2019
      Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
      Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
      Serotype H5N1
      Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (advanced)
      This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
      New outbreaks (1)
      Outbreak 1 Government Poultry Farming Region, Baikunthpur, Baikunthpur, Korea, Chattisgarh
      Date of start of the outbreak 07/12/2019
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Farm
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 21060 5634 5634 15426 0
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
      Birds 21060 5634 5634 15426 0
      Outbreak statistics
      Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
      Birds 26.75% 26.75% 100.00% 100.00%
      *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
      Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
      • Unknown or inconclusive
      Control measures
      Measures applied
      • Movement control inside the country
      • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
      • Screening
      • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
      • Stamping out
      • Selective killing and disposal
      • 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) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 23/12/2019 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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