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    location of Tripura State - wikipedia

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    2016-01-16

    After a gap of three years, bird flu has resurfaced in the northeast Indian state of Tripura, bordering Bangladesh.

    As per Government of India rules, mass culling process went underway on Saturday.

    Chickens and hens were culled in the state-owned Gandhigram State Poultry Farm, said an official.

    "There were reports of some unusual deaths and on the 13th (January) we sent the dead carcass from Agartala to Bhopal High Security Laboratory for tests. They sent the report on the 14th 6pm confirming the presence of the Avian Influenza virus.

    That?s why as per government of India rules in the farms which have been affected by avian influenza the birds have to be culled totally and accordingly we have started the culling programme,? Tripura Animal Resource Development Department (ARDD) Director Manoranjan Sarkar said.

    More than 8,500 chickens and hens were culled, besides 10,000 eggs being destroyed on Saturday at the government-run farm in western Tripura, according to Sarkar.

    All poultry birds within a one-kilometre radius of the farm will have to be culled. The process will start from Sunday.
    ?In villages around the farm we have recorded the mortality of hens and ducks and we sent the samples to the laboratory. On the evening of the 14th we found the bird flu H5N1 stains positive,? said Dr Arup Kumar Dey, Deputy Director, Disease Investigation.



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    After a gap of three years, bird flu has resurfaced in the northeast Indian state of Tripura, bordering Bangladesh.
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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    India
    Information received on 20/01/2016 from Mr Ashok Kumar Angurana, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 07/01/2016
    Date of confirmation of the event 16/01/2016
    Report date 19/01/2016
    Date submitted to OIE 20/01/2016
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 30/07/2015
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 State Poultry Farm, Gandhigram, Bamutia, Tripura West, TRIPURA
    Date of start of the outbreak 07/01/2016
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 11348 1760 1760 5263
    Affected population A State poultry farm.
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 11348 1760 1760 5263
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 15.51% 15.51% 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
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Modified stamping out
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Dipping / Spraying
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/01/2016 Positive
    National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 16/01/2016 Positive
    National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) Birds virus isolation 16/01/2016 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=19554

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