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Avian Influenza found in Manipur and Telangana

NEW DELHI: The Director, National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) informed this Department that they had received one dead chicken from the Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex, Manipur Centre, Lamphelpat, Imphal of Manipur on 18-04-2015 which had been found positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR for H5N1 AIV.

Keeping in view the revised action plan, the intimation of the result was given to the state by NIHSAD, Bhopal for starting the control and containment operations so as to avoid the further spread of the disease. The Director, Veterinary and A.H. Services, Government of Manipur was requested to send a report on the matter and take necessary measures as per Action Plan on Avian Influenza.

The intimation was given to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare by this Department.

State Government carried out control and containment operation which is over on 29-04-2015 and the State issued the sanitization certificate for the said epicenter on 30-04-2015. During the operation, 20874 birds were culled while 940 had died out of a population of 21814 birds in 1 km. radius. The Department has issued the Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) on 30.04.2015 which will be continued for a period of three months from the date of issue of sanitization certificate.

Status in Telangana:

The control and containment operation at the epicenter is over on 30-04-2015 and the State issued the sanitization certificate for the said epicenter on 30-04-2015. During the operation, 16024 birds were culled while 41040 had died out of a population of 201264 birds in 1 km. radius. The Department has issued the Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) on 30.04.2015 which will be continued for a period of three months from the date of issue of sanitization certificate.