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ICAR detects Avian Influenza (H5N1) in poultry samples from Jharkhand

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The Department has deputed a two-member central team to assist the State in the control and containment operations.

Avian Influenza (H5N1) was detected by the ICAR-National Institute of High-Security Animal Disease, Bhopal from the samples received from the Government Poultry Farm at Bokaro, Jharkhand. The Department issued a notification.  The last occurrence of Avian Influenza was reported in the Godda district of Jharkhand in January 2019. 

The State is advised to carry out the control and containment operations as per the Action Plan for Prevention, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza (2021). The Department has deputed a two-member central team to assist the State in the control and containment operations. Also, the Ministry of Health has deputed its central team for an overview of the surveillance in the human sector. Animal Husbandry Commissioner took a virtual meeting with the concerned officials of the State Animal Husbandry Department of Jharkhand to sensitise all before initiation of control and containment measures as per the Action Plan.

Compensation is paid to the farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed are culled or disposed of by the State as per the action plan.

The state is advised to maintain sufficient stock of PPE kits and other accessories required for culling operations. The State is requested to coordinate with the departments of Health and Forest and sensitise them about Avian Influenza. The state is also requested to submit a daily report to this Department on the control measures taken by them.

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