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  • Uttar Pradesh - Sultanpur district: bird flu confirmed in 2 dead wild crows - H5N1 confirmed (OIE)


    Location of Sultanpur district in Uttar Pradesh
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultanpur_district

    Dead crows put Sultanpur on avian flu alert

    TNN | Mar 23, 2015, 01.58 AM IST

    LUCKNOW: After Amethi, presence of bird flu was confirmed in Sultanpur district here on Sunday. Since the avian flu virus was confirmed in wild crows, culling could not be undertaken. All poultry farms and units in the area have been put on surveillance to track further activity of the virus.

    Confirming the news, Sultanpur district magistrate Aditi Singh said, "Three days ago, two wild crows were found dead in Haliapur area. Their samples were sent for testing to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the virus."
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    Highly pathogenic avian flu outbreak was confirmed in Shukla Bazar area of Amethi on March 13, a week after over 350 birds died mysteriously in two villages of the area. State government declared an avian flu alert across the state. Culling of over 850 birds including ducks, hens and pigeons followed thereafter.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46656652.cms
    "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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    No bird flu in Sultanpur poultry farms

    TNN | Mar 24, 2015, 01.35 AM IST

    LUCKNOW: Bird flu scare in Sultanpur was controlled on Monday a day after avian flu was confirmed in two wild crows. Though district remained on high alert, local administration claimed there was no need to worry. Four days ago, two wild crows were found dead in Haliapur area. Their samples were sent for testing to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal which confirmed the virus.

    District magistrate Aditi Singh said, "We conducted massive surveillance exercise wherein more than 100 poultry farms in the core area were scanned. The teams did not come across any diseased bird." She added that a helpline number 05362-241047 has been started to receive possible information or alerts in this regard.
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46669205.cms
    "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."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
      India
      Information received on 26/03/2015 from Mr Anup Kumar Thakur, Secretary, Government of India, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, India
      Summary
      Report type Follow-up report No. 1
      Date of start of the event 04/03/2015
      Date of pre-confirmation of the event 13/03/2015
      Report date 25/03/2015
      Date submitted to OIE 26/03/2015
      Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      Date of previous occurrence 18/01/2015
      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
      Related reports Immediate notification (18/03/2015)
      Follow-up report No. 1 (25/03/2015)
      New outbreaks (2)
      Outbreak 1 Pahadpur Gaderiya Deeh, Musafirkhana, Amethi, UTTAR PRADESH
      Date of start of the outbreak 20/03/2015
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 1 1 0 0
      Outbreak 2 Haliapur, Haliapur, Sultanpur, UTTAR PRADESH
      Date of start of the outbreak 20/03/2015
      Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
      Epidemiological unit Not applicable
      Affected animals
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 2 2 0 0
      Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 2
      Total animals affected
      Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
      House Crow:Corvus splendens(Corvidae) 3 3 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
      • 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 (National laboratory) House Crow real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 21/03/2015 Positive
      National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal (National laboratory) House Crow reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 21/03/2015 Positive
      Future Reporting
      The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
      .../
      http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=17426
      "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."
      -Nelson Mandela

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