Maharashtra is among 8 other states which have confirmed cases of bird Flu after reports confirmed that 800 chickens died of the flu at Murumba village in Parbhani district.
Deepak Mughlikar, District Collector, Parbhani said that “Three days ago, 800 chickens in Murumba village died due to bird flu. District administration had sent blood samples of dead chickens to National Laboratory. Reports confirm that the chickens died of bird flu”.
As the cases of Bird Flu are rapidly increasing the authorities are gearing up to tackle the situation although in Nagpur no case of Bird flu has been seen but we are taking a necessary steps and are vigilant to take any action said Dr. Pradeep Dasarwar NMC Health Officer (Sanitation). Although the city do not have any big poultry farm within the city limit so we are yet to get any reports on the death of birds yet we are preparing rules as well regarding the same and if we get any report of any such incident we will take the necessary steps.
On Sunday, 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai’s Chembur area. A team of doctors and BMC officials reached the spot to examine the incident. Carcasses were sent to Pune for examination. BMC officials said the reason for the death of the crows is yet to be determined.
Bird flu has been confirmed in Mumbai, Thane, Parbhani, & Beed districts as well as in Dapoli of Ratnagiri district.
An “alert zone” was earlier declared in a 10-kilometre radius around the Ahmedpur area in Maharashtra’s Latur after 180 birds, including 128 hens, were found dead over the last couple of days, an official said.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture has summoned senior officials of the Ministry of Animal Husbandry to examine the availability of animal vaccines in the country; the meeting will take place at 3 pm today. Haryana has reported the highest number of bird deaths; more than 4 lakh birds have died in the last few weeks. Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh are also on alert.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to chair a meeting to review the bird flu situation in the state, today.