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Centre confirms Bird Flu Virus in Keranga Village of Odisha

culling-of-hen-300x214The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has confirmed the Odisha Government regarding the H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus in village Keranga of District Khordha of Odisha.

The samples from the said epicenter were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal who confirmed on 25.12.2016 that the aforesaid samples were found positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR for H5 N1 strain of Avian Influenza virus.

Necessary actions as contained in the Action Plan of Animal Husbandry referred to above are to be completed immediately by the State Government viz: declaration of infected and surveillance areas, restricting access to the infected premises; destruction of birds; disposal of dead birds and infected materials;   clean-up and disinfection followed by sealing of the premises and issue of sanitization certificate.

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