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Bird Flu Spreads To 13 Madhya Pradesh Districts

by Colleen Fleiss on January 10, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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Bird Flu Spreads To 13 Madhya Pradesh Districts

In Madhya Pradesh, the bird flu spread is increasing rapidly and found to be the cause of the death of crows in 13 districts in the state till now. The poultry market of Agar Malwa district has been closed for the next seven days as a precautionary measure.

It is reported that bird flu has been confirmed in crows in 13 state districts -- Indore, Mandsaur, Agar, Neemuch, Dewas, Ujjain, Khandwa, Khargone, Guna, Shivpuri, Rajgarh, Shajapur and Vidisha. So far reports of death of nearly 1,100 crows and wild birds have been received from 27 districts. As many as 32 samples from various districts of the state have been sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal for examination.

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However, bird flu virus has not been found in samples sent from Sehore, Balaghat, Damoh, Ujjain, Betul and Bhind to NIHSAD, Bhopal.

Poultry markets in Indore and Neemuch district near the bird flu-affected areas have been closed for the next seven days in view of vigilance and caution. Now in all three districts -- Indore, Neemuch and Agar -- the poultry markets have been closed for seven days as a precautionary measure.

Source: IANS
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