In Maharashtra's Thane district, about 100 chickens were found dead at a poultry farm in Vehloli village, said Collector Rajesh J Narvekar. Amid bird flu scare, the sample has been taken and sent to the Pune lab. About 25,000 birds falling in a kilometre radius of an affected poultry farm will be killed, said Collector Narvekar. Avian influenza affects wild birds without showing symptoms and is transmittable.
As bird flu samples test negative, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on January 14 announced the reopening of poultry markets and the resumption of trade and import of chicken stocks. Amidst bird flu scare, the government on January 9 had imposed a 10-day closure of Ghazipur market and had temporarily banned the import of live birds. Besides, the animal husbandry department has verified that only crows and ducks are infected.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Owing to the alarming spread of Bird flu, the Assam government on January 8 temporarily halted the import of poultry. However, not a single case of bird flu has been reported in the region. Reportedly, the state government has banned imports as a precautionary measure based on suggestions from the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department. Interestingly, the ban has resulted in an increased demand for fish and mutton in the state.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express