Tests confirm outbreak of avian influenza in Bengaluru, central team of experts visiting state

Tests confirm outbreak of avian influenza in Bengaluru, central team of experts visiting state

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 06 Jan 2018

Bengaluru, Jan 6 (IBNS): Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare has confirmed an outbreak of H5 Avian Influenza in Dasarahalli village, Bengaluru East Taluk, Bengaluru Urban District in Karnataka, according to media reports on Saturday.

The Ministry said that samples from the said epicenter (a poultry meat shop) were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal which confirmed on December 30, 2017 that the samples were found positive for H5 strain of Avian Influenza virus.

The Karnataka government was intimated of the positive results immediately.

On the directions of the Centre, the Karnataka Government has notified the outbreak and initiated the control and containment operations.

A central team from the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, consisting of two experts, were deputed to Bengaluru for overseeing the operation and to assist the state government, the ministry said. 

The central ministry has said that there are no further reports of mortality from the state or any other part of the country, and the situation is fully under control.

Pilikula Biological Park has also been put on alert following the news of bird and preventive measures are being taken, the media quoted the Pakr director as saying.

Tests confirm outbreak of avian influenza in Bengaluru, central team of experts visiting state

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