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Status of Avian Influenza H5N8 in Wild Migratory Birds and Poultry

New Delhi:  The Secretary DADF, Devendra Chaudhry has reviewed the overall situation of Avian Influenza H5N8 in the country. Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi have not reported any mortality of birds.  On 27.10.2016, only one mortality in wild bird was reported from Sanjay Jheel, Shakti Sthal, New Delhi.  The control and containment operation is over in Rajpura, Distt. Patiala, Punjab. Surveillance is being carried out.

The State Governments have been directed to be vigilant and ensure the surveillance for the disease and to take all bio security/ preventive measures

The State Government of Kerala has initiated control and containment operations from 26-10-2016 at epicenter village Ramankary and Thakazhy, District Alappuzha and  culling process is in operation.

One Scientist from Southern Regional Disease Diagnosis Laboratory (SRDDL), Bangalore has been deputed to Kerala as a Central Observer to oversee and guide on the control and containment operations.

The situation is under control and there is no need to panic.