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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....

28 Oct 2016

#India, #Report of the #Monitoring #Committee on #H5N8 #Avian #Influenza (as of Oct. 28 ‘16)

 

Title: India, #Report of the #Monitoring #Committee on #H5N8 #Avian #Influenza.

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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Report of the Monitoring Committee on Avian Influenza

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The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing the outbreak of 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}. 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}. Report from ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases indicating updated interim results of samples sent on 22.10.2016 from National Zoological Park is enclosed [see below].
    • {6}. Review meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Animal Husbandry Commissioner on 27.10.2016 wherein the report was discussed.
    • {7}. It was decided to put on hold the culling operations for the time being in the infected zone.
    • {8}. Anti-viral solution is being sprayed on the affected mud near Pelican Island to prevent further infection.
    • {9}. The water from Pelican Pond has also been tested positive for H5N8. The issue was discussed in the meeting and it was decided that treatment of water body by chemical such as bleaching powder, or lime, will not be feasible as it will adversely affect the aquatic life of the water body.

 

Test results of veterinary and environmental samples:

[Species - Sample Details – Result]

  • Duck
    • Cloacal swab-03 - One sample Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction)
    • Throat swab-02 - One sample Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR
    • Fresh dropping-02 - Under process
  • Pelican
    • Carcass-01 - Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR
    • Fresh dropoing-02 - Under process
  • Crow
    • Carcass-02 - Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR
  • Munia bird
    • Carcass-01 - One sample positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR
    • Fresh dropping-01 - Under process
    • Water from duck - Under process
    • Water near pelican Island –02 - One sample positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR
    • Mud near pelican island-01 - Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

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HK / (Release ID :153100)

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

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