Avian Influenza in Telangana
NEW DELHI: National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal received 10 dead birds from Srinivas Reddy Poultry Farm, village Thorrur, block Hayathnagar in distt. Rangareddy, Telangana on 12-04-2015.
On 13-04-2015, Government of Telangana was requested to send a report on the unusual mortality in birds at above farm and to take necessary measures as per Action Plan on Avian Influenza.
In the evening of 13.04.2015, Director, NIHSAD informed that five samples were found positive for H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus and that the other samples were under process.
In accordance with Action Plan on Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza, 2015 edition, intimation of the result was given to the state for immediately starting the control and containment operations at the epicenter so as to prevent further spread of the disease. The intimation was also given to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare by this Department.
The state has informed that there are 18 villages and were about 1, 45,315 birds in one km radius of the epicenter, of which 41040 died till 14.04.2015 and State Government has already started control and containment operation on 14.04.2015 and culled 51,888 birds by 15.04.2015.