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  • #16
    Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

    Avian Influenza: Over 19,000 Chicken to be Culled


    Bangalore,Oct 29 (PTI): More than 19000 chicken and 13,300 emu birds are to be culled at the Central Poultry Development Organisation at Hesaraghtta here, where avian influenza (H5N1) had claimed over 3,600 turkeys over the last fortnight, a top official said today.

    As many as 120 chicken died yesterday and 86 chicken and 17 ducks on Saturday, Animal Husbandry Secretary Arvind Ramachandra Jannu told PTI.

    "All these dead birds were disposed as per the Government of India Action Plan. To know the cause of death, samples were collected from chicken and ducks and submitted to HSADL (High Security Animal Disease Laboratory), Bhopal and the report is awaited," Jannu said.

    The central government had notified the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in turkeys at CPDO on October 25. Action has been initiated for control and eradication of avian influenza, he said.

    Sanitisation activity in the turkey unit has started and till yesterday one shed was sanitised. Remaining sheds would be sanitised in coming days and disinfection procedures will be followed. Yesterday, 78 officers and staff were involved in the activity.

    Sixtyeight villages in the 10 km radius from the turkey unit of CPDO had been identified as a surveillance zone and disease surveillance process has been activated. Serum and cloacal samples have been collected and submitted for laboratory investigation, he said.

    "There is no report of unusual mortality among the poultry and birds in the surveillance zone," Jannu said.

    "Necessary direction has been issued to the authority concerned to close a school, located in CPDO, for 15 days," he added.

    http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_...sp?n_id=153940

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    • #17
      Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

      Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17014183.cms

      33,000 poultry birds being culled near Bangalore to contain bird flu outbreak
      TNN | Oct 30, 2012, 07.13AM IST

      BANGALORE: Bird flu continues to wreak havoc at the Central Poultry Development Organization (CPDO) at Hesaraghatta, 40 km from here, necessitating culling of thousands of chicken, ducks and emus at the institute and its vicinity.

      On Monday, the state government said tests had confirmed that 206 chicken and 17 ducks that died at the institute last weekend were affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza ( H5N1) virus.

      The development prompted the animal husbandry department to announce culling of over 33,000 birds — 19,235 chicken, 13,673 ducks and 369 emus — on the CPDO premises and its 1-km radius. It said 52 chicken sheds in the area are being sanitized to prevent any spread of the flu...

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      • #18
        Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

        Culling begins, Karnataka bans movement of poultry

        BANGALORE BUREAU


        The government on Tuesday extended the ban on marketing and movement of poultry and poultry products to and from the surveillance zone, which lies in a 10-km radius around the CPDO, till November 15.
        Culling of chickens is under way at the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) at Hesaraghatta near here, which has been hit by an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1). The government on Tuesday extended the ban on marketing and movement of poultry and poultry products to and from the surveillance zone, which lies in a 10-km radius around the CPDO, till November 15.

        Following Monday’s decision to cull more than 33,000 birds (chicken, duck and emu) at the unit, 19,154 chickens were culled on Tuesday. The remaining, officials said, will be culled and disposed of over the next 8 to 10 days.
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        http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...cle4048499.ece
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          • #20
            Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

            Migratory birds behind avian flu?
            Published: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, 16:02 IST
            By Y Maheswara Reddy | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA


            While the authorities concerned are still groping in the dark about the cause of the spread of avian influenza at the Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute (CPDOTI) farm sources privy to the animal husbandry department are not ruling out the possibility of wild migratory birds being the root cause of the spread of the virus.

            The animal and husbandry department authorities have formed six surveillance teams apart from the 25 rapid response teams to contain the spread of avian influenza to other areas. The six teams have collected 175 samples from 10-km surveillance zone and submitted to laboratory for investigation. The sources said that no unusual death of birds was noticed in the surveillance zone or in any part of the state.

            As of now, Bangalore Urban deputy commissioner MK Aiyappa has extended ban on marketing and movement of poultry and poultry products to and from the surveillance zone till November 15.

            “The rapid response teams have been involved in the culling and disposal of the 19,235 chicken, 13,673 ducks, 369 emus and sanitisation of 52 poultry sheds in the CPDO farm. So far, 19,154 chickens in CPDO have been culled and disposed,” said Aravind Jannu, principal secretary, department of animal husbandry.

            Sources said the doctors and staff of animal husbandry department have been working overtime in and around Hesaraghatta. They said the cleaning and surveillance will be on for one month at various poultry farms. “Culling of emus and ducks will be completed within a week. Emus and ducks are bigger than chicken in size so we have to follow some scientific methods while culling emus and ducks,” said Jannu.
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            http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/re...an-flu_1758485
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            • #21
              Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

              Anti-bird flu warriors grope in the dark
              Published: Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, 8:28 IST
              By Nirad Mudur | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA


              The confirmation of avian influenza among the birds housed at Central Poultry Development Organisation & Training Institute (CPDOTI) in Hesaraghatta near here has only worsened the situation, with fears of it leading to a further outbreak among birds and — in a more scary scenario — among humans too.

              This is because while confirming that the samples of chickens, ducks and emus had tested positive for avian influenza, the scientists at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal have not been able to identify precisely whether the virus infecting the CPDOTI birds is a mutation or not. Nor have they been able to determine how rapidly this virus can infect humans, or even the pace of disease spread among birds.

              The situation is scary because as per scientists at HSADL who preferred to remain anonymous, a year ago a dangerous mutation of the H5N1 virus (the virus that causes avian flu) had occurred in July-August 2011.
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              http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...e-dark_1758688

              Culling operations on in Hesaraghatta
              TNN | Nov 1, 2012, 06.14AM IST

              BANGALORE: Some 19,235 chickens, 13,342 ducks, 369 emus, one ostrich and 11,939 eggs were culled till Wednesday at the Central Poultry Development Organization (CPDO), Hesaraghatta, where an outbreak of bird flu was declared last week.

              The birds have been culled and disposed of as per guidelines , the animal husbandry department said. The sanitization process of sheds and pens in which the birds were housed is in progress.

              Surveillance work in the 10-km radius within the bird flu epicentre is also on.
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              http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17042072.cms

              Avian Flu in Karnataka hits poultry exports


              KOCHI | AHMEDABAD: As the poultry industry is rocked by yet another avian flu attack in Karnataka, major companies and states are taking precautionary measures fearing a ban on sales and exports.

              Kerala has imposed a ban on poultry products from Karnataka. The disease has occurred when the industry is gearing up for peak winter consumption in India and overseas.

              The birds have been culled in the Central Poultry Development Organisation, near Bangalore, where the avian flu was detected among turkeys, ducks and emus. "Our egg exports are just recovering from a ban imposed by the Middle East when the last incident of avian flu occurred over a year ago. From 300 containers a month, it had hit a low of 50,'' said PV Senthil, secretary of Livestock and Agri Farmers Trade Association.
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              http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/17042027.cms

              Flu scare sees chicken smuggled to Kerala
              Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31, 2012, DHNS
              Chicken smuggling from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to Kerala has become rampant in the wake the latter banning the poultry, eggs and related products from other states for fear of bird flu (avian influenza) at the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) at Hesaraghatta near Bangalore.

              The vehicles carrying chicken from these states now take unguarded by-roads at the state borders to enter the most lucrative chicken market in the country.

              On Tuesday night alone, 30 chicken-laden trucks from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu entered the state through porous Gopalapuram in the Palakkad district, said a leading chicken dealer in the state on the condition of anonymity. He confirmed that similar operations are taking places at other border districts such as Idukki, Thiruvananthapruam and Kollam.

              With the ban, police and other agencies are more vigilant at all 18 check posts in the state and are sending back chicken and egg carrying vehicles. On Wednesday, five trucks with eggs coming to Kerala from Namackkal, the major egg producing centre in Tamil Nadu, had to return as they were not permitted to enter the state.
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              http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-smuggled.html
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              • #22
                Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/re...theory_1758889

                Experts debunk migratory birds theory
                Published: Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, 15:50 IST
                By Aishhwariya Subramanian | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

                The hunt for the elusive cause of the avian influenza outbreak at Central Poultry Development Organisation & Training Institute (CPDOTI) on Tuesday saw officials of animal husbandry department blaming migratory birds for carrying the virus. But ornithologists have debunked the theory despite animal husbandry officials stating that the Hesaraghatta Lake close to CPDOTI facility which attracts migratory birds was the culprit for the outbreak...

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                • #23
                  Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                  Poultry products lie on Kerala border
                  V Senthil Kumaran, TNN | Nov 2, 2012, 05.42AM IST

                  COIMBATORE/ NAMAKKAL: State agriculture minister and chief secretary spoke to their Kerala counterparts to allow poultry farmers in Tamil Nadu transport chicken and eggs to markets in the neighbouring state.

                  Poultry farmers and exporters, largely centered in and around Namakkal, are facing a major crisis ever since Kerala, a major market, imposed a ban on poultry products from TN after reports of outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in Bangalore earlier this week. Stocks have piled up in Namakkal resulting in severe loss for the farmers. Kerala's decision to close the border for chicken and eggs has deprived the farmers of not only a large market but also severely affected exports to Gulf countries though Kochi port. Reports of the bird flu outbreak have also led to fall in domestic consumption across Tamil Nadu.
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                  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17056436.cms

                  Govt deploys officials on damage-control mission to Kerala
                  TNN | Nov 2, 2012, 04.00AM IST

                  BANGALORE: With Kerala banning poultry from Karnataka following the outbreak of avian flu at Central Poultry Development Organization in Hesaraghatta, the government here despatched a team from the animal husbandry department to figure out ways to ensure the ban is lifted.

                  The Karnataka government plans to revive the poultry industry in the city which has faced losses following the outbreak of avian flu. Aravind Jannu, principal secretary, animal husbandry department, told TOI on Thursday: "We've started negotiations with our counterparts in the Kerala government to resume purchase from Karnataka and to tell them it's safe.''
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                  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17055662.cms
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                  • #24
                    Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                    11 chickens found dead outside CPDO

                    STAFF REPORTER


                    At least 11 chickens were found dead under unusual circumstances near the Central Poultry Development Organisation (CPDO) at Hesarghatta near here, raising fears of the spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) outside the CPDO where the outbreak of the avian flu has been notified by the Union government.

                    According to sources, 11 chickens of the 20 that Manikyappa Ramanna had in his farm in Hesarghatta were found dead, while three chicks and five hens belonging to Manjamma in Vinayakanagar were found dead on Saturday night.

                    Soon after hearing the news, sources said, veterinarians rushed to these spots and collected samples, which were sent to the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals (IAHVB) here.

                    “Samples have been sent to IAHVB. If the results prove that the birds died of avian influenza, we have to take more stringent action that could include culling of birds in the 10-km surveillance area,” Principal Secretary of Animal Husbandry Arvind Jannu told The Hindu. He said: “We do not want to be liberal about the loss of business. If we are liberal, the result will be disastrous.”
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                    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...?ref=slideshow
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                    • #25
                      Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                      Dead birds not infected

                      STAFF REPORTER

                      The results of the test conducted on the 11 chickens found dead near the Central Poultry Development Organisation has been negative for the highly patho-genic avian influenza (H5N1), according to CPDO sources.

                      The deaths reported from a private farm at Hessarghatta and from another place — both in CPDO’s vicinity — had sent alarm bells ringing and veterinarians had rushed to collect samples.
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                      http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...le4068281.ece?
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                      • #26
                        Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                        Advice like this could explain lots of the food poisoning cases observed in india... - Ro

                        Rs 6 cr lost daily: poultry traders
                        TNN | Nov 11, 2012, 06.05AM IST


                        BANGALORE: The poultry industry in Karnataka on Saturday claimed that they had suffered a Rs 6-crore loss every day due to the outbreak of the bird flu which they termed as "unnecessary panic".

                        ...
                        He also expressed concern about farmers committing suicide if the trend continues. "Even the turkey fowls can be eaten if properly cooked at 70 degree Celsius heat for 30 minutes. There is no need to panic as the wholesale merchants are purchasing directly from farmers,'' he added.
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                        • #27
                          Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                          Avian flu scare: Price of chicken drops
                          Stanley Pinto, TNN | Nov 12, 2012, 05.17AM IST

                          MANGALORE: The prices of chicken, both live and meat, have dropped by almost 20%-30% in the coastal city following the avian flu scare, even though no cases have been reported from here so far.

                          Restaurants which procure meat daily are making a killing as they have not reduced prices and others who have annual contract say they cannot reduce as their rates are pre-fixed.

                          According to Lester D'Souza, managing partner of Souza Hatcheries, the prices started dropping about 20 days ago. "The rates have not gone back to the pre-Avian Flu scare days yet. This scare, coupled with un-liquidated stocks due to sealing of Kerala border added to the woes. Now the situation seems to be improving as prices have moved up marginally,'' he said.
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                          http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17187934.cms
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                          • #28
                            Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, India (OIE, October 26 2012): 1 New Poultry Outbreak, Karnataka

                            Ban on chicken from Karnataka lifted
                            TNN | Nov 20, 2012, 06.16 AM IST


                            THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The [Kerala] state government has waived the ban imposed for transporting chicken from Karnataka. The ban imposed on the transport of chicken and related products following the bird flu outbreak a Hasargatta was lifted with immediate effect on Monday. However, there would be certain conditions the traders had to fulfil for brining chicken from Karnataka.

                            A press note issued by the animal husbandry department said each load should carry two copies of the certificates given by the district veterinary officer saying that the load was taken from a place unaffected by bird flu. Following the bird flu outbreak, the state has banned chicken from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. But, the ban on loads from Tamil Nadu was lifted earlier following request from the traders at Namakkal.
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                            http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/17288764.cms
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