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#Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17 (@CDCgov, edited)

Title : #Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17....

29 Oct 2016

#India, #Avian #Influenza #Monitoring #Committee’s #Report (Govt., Oct. 29 ‘16)

 

Title: #India, #Avian #Influenza #Monitoring #Committee’s #Report.

Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N8 subtype, epizootics in poultry and wild birds, India.

Source: Government of India, Press Information Bureau, full page: (LINK).

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Ministry of Environment and Forests / 29-October, 2016 19:41 IST

Monitoring Committee to Review Control of Avian Avian Influenza Submits Report

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The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today.

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Mortality Status within 24 hours:

  • NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHINo reports
  • DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHINo reports
  • GWALIOR ZOONo reports

 

Action taken:

  • The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which include:
    • {1}. Surveillance continues and the zoo is being screened regularly for any dead bird.
    • {2}. Bio-security measures being strictly enforced.
    • {3}. Delhi Zoo remained closed for the safety of visitors and control of the disease.
    • {4}. A medical doctor visited and examined exposed employees of the zoo and medication was provided.
    • {5}. Activities of other birds in the zoos appear to be normal.
    • {6}. In Gwalior zoo, samples were collected for Plum Headed Parakeet, Red Munia, Shikara and Duck.
    • {7}. Anti-viral solution is being sprayed on the affected area animal and bird enclosures and area surrounding water bodies to prevent further infection.

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HK / (Release ID :153105)

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Keywords: India; New Delhi; Madhya Pradesh; H5N8; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Wild birds.

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