MUMBAI: After many states reported cases of chook flu, the Maharashtra authorities has issued a red alert within the state and requested the district officers to maintain a strict vigil, mentioned state’s Animal Husbandry Minister Sunil Kedar on Thursday.
Speaking to ANI, Kedar knowledgeable that until as we speak no case of chook flu has been reported in Maharashtra.
“As per the data that we have now, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have confirmed of chook flu. Because Maharashtra shares borders with a few of these states, we have now requested district authorities to maintain a strict vigil and issued a red alert within the state. If any case is reported, we have now made preparations for vaccines and medicines,” mentioned the minister.
When requested concerning the useless birds present in Thane district on Wednesday, Kedar mentioned the samples from the useless had been despatched for testing and had been discovered unfavorable for the Avian Influenza virus.
“If the chook flu breaks out within the state, it is going to be troublesome to handle the scenario particularly when the scenario of Coronavirus is delicate in Maharashtra. I’ve referred to as a gathering with the Animal Husbandry Commissioner as we speak to take the inventory of the scenario,” the minister mentioned additional.
Yesterday, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh mentioned migratory birds are the rationale behind the unfold of chook flu within the nation.
Avian influenza (AI) viruses have been circulating worldwide for hundreds of years with 4 identified main outbreaks recorded within the final century. India notified the primary outbreak of avian influenza in 2006.
According to the Ministry of Environment, an infection in people is just not but reported in India though the illness is zoonotic.
There is no direct proof that AI viruses could be transmitted to people through the consumption of contaminated poultry merchandise.