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No report of Coronavirus spreading from poultry, says Govt

New Delhi: Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) of Government of India has today clarified that poultry has not been found to be involved in transmission of 2019- novel corona virus (2019-nCoV) to human.
In a letter addressed to Mr Vijay Sardana, Advisor, Poultry Federation of India, Dr Praveen Malik, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, DAHD, Government of India said, “This is to clarify that predominant route pf transmission of 2019-nCoV appears to be human to human as per OIE, though 2019-nCOV may have had an animal source, which requires further investigation. Poultry has not been found to be involved in transmission of 2019-nCoV to human so far in any report globally. Similar viral outbreak of corona virus in the past (SARS 2012-13) or Corona associated common cold had no involvement of poultry or poultry products world over”.
In the wake of the dreaded Corona virus in China, the Poultry Federation of India had sought a clarification on the issue of livestock product consumption vis-à-vis 2019-novel corona virus.