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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, #Status of #Avian #Influenza #H5N8 in Wild #Migratory #Birds and #Poultry (Govt., Oct. 28 ‘16)

 

Title: #India, #Status of #Avian #Influenza #H5N8 in Wild #Migratory #Birds and #Poultry.

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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Status of Avian Influenza H5N8 in Wild Migratory Birds and Poultry

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The Secretary DADF, Shri Devendra Chaudhry has reviewed the overall situation of Avian Influenza H5N8 in the country.

Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi have not reported any mortality of birds. 

On 27.10.2016, only one mortality in wild bird was reported from Sanjay Jheel, Shakti Sthal, New Delhi

The control and containment operation is over in Rajpura, Distt. Patiala, Punjab. Surveillance is being carried out.

  1. The State Governments have been directed to be vigilant and ensure the surveillance for the disease and to take all bio security/ preventive measures
  2. The State Government of Kerala has initiated control and containment operations from 26-10-2016 at epicenter village Ramankary and Thakazhy, District Alappuzha and  culling process is in operation.
  3. One Scientist from Southern Regional Disease Diagnosis Laboratory (SRDDL), Bangalore has been deputed to Kerala as a Central Observer to oversee and guide on the control and containment operations.
  4. The situation is under control and there is no need to panic.

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SS/AK / (Release ID :153093)

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

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