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#India, #Avian Influenza #H5N8: Monitoring #Committee #update as of November 2 2016 (Govt., edited)


Title: #India, #Avian Influenza #H5N8: Monitoring #Committee #update as of November 2 2016.

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 / 02-November, 2016 18:42 IST


Monitoring Committee to Review Control of Avian Influenza: Report


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


Mortality Status within 24 hours:

  • NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI - 01 Muniya (Captive Bird)
  • 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}. Disinfection by spraying anti-virus and other solutions is being undertaken regularly.
    • {4}. Delhi Zoo remained closed for the safety of visitors and control of the disease.
    • {5}. Activities of other birds in the zoos appear to be normal.
    • {6}. Sample of one Muniya has also been sent to the National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.
    • {7}. Sample of all 27 species of birds have been collected and sent for examination in the Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior.


HK / (Release ID :153201)


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