Wednesday, 8 February 2017

No case or death due to Avian Influenza reported in the Country: Centre


Ministry of Agriculture07-February, 2017 16:44 IST
No case or death due to Avian Influenza reported in the Country: Centre

                                                 
The outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been reported from National Zoological Park, New Delhi, Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala, Rajpura in Patiala district of Punjab, Hissar in Haryana, Bellary district in Karnataka, Khordha and Sundergarh districts in Odisha, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Daman in Daman & Diu during the months of October, 2016 to January, 2017. The details of outbreaks reported after monsoon season are given below in table.  
            No case or death due to human avian influenza has been reported in the country.
            For the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N8, advisory has been issued to all the States/UTs by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. For managing the outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N1, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has a contingency plan which has been shared with all the States and UTs.
For Control and Containment of Avian Influenza, the Government has an action plan on ‘Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza’, according to which all poultry population in one km radius of epicenter is culled so as to prevent the spread of the disease. In the aforesaid outbreaks of bird flu, the control and containment measures were carried out promptly and the disease was controlled at the source in the outbreaks. The control and containment operation is over at all the epicenters. The Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in progress.

 Position of the outbreaks of Avian Influenza in India during post monsoon season 2016

Sr. No.

Period

State
Affected
No. of birds culled
(in lakhs)
1
17th October, 2016
Delhi*
-
2
21st October, 2016
Madhya Pradesh*
-
3
24th October, 2016
Kerala**
7.45345
4
25th October, 2016
Punjab**
0.00033
5
3rd November, 2016
Haryana**
0.00944
6
10th November, 2016
Karnataka**
0.00693
7
26th December, 2016
Odisha**
0.01208
8
3rd January, 2017
Gujarat**
0.01676
9
7th January, 2017
Odisha**
0.01646
10
7th January, 2017
Daman**
0.00017
11
12th January, 2017
Gujarat**
0.00159






*Un-domesticated birds
**Control and containment operation is over. The Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in progress.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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