No Bird Flu Outbreak in Odisha

by Hannah Joy on Jan 7 2021 5:47 PM

No Bird Flu Outbreak in Odisha
Odisha governement said that till now there has been no bird flu case detected so far. Also, the state is fully prepared to control incase a bird flu outbreak happens.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Wednesday reviewed the bird flu scenario in the state. Around 11,000 samples from different areas have been tested and no case has been found positive.

The Chief Secretary has directed to intensify surveillance activities.

Mohapatra also directed to form a rapid response team at the state and district level for mitigating any possible outbreak.

A record 1.2 million migratory birds have congregated in Chilika lake this winter season. Similarly, about 1 lakh winged guests have arrived at Bhitarkanika sanctuary and about 1.60 lakh birds at Hirakud dam reservoir, said an official.