800 chicken die in Maharashtra, 9th state to confirm Bird Flu; J&K on high alert
Srinagar: The threat of Bird Flu is aggravating day by day across India. The latest to detect the cases of the avian influenza is Maharashtra, where the National Laboratory has confirmed that 800 chicken in Murumba village died due to bird flu.
According to ANI, the blood samples sent to the laboratory has confirmed the bird flu.
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: Deepak Mughlikar, District Collector, Parbhani confined to ANI.
So far the disease has been in Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh.
Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh are also on alert.
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 on Monday, reported NDTV.
Haryana has reported the most number of bird deaths; more than 4 lakh birds have died in the last few weeks.
Here in Kashmir, the administration has said that it is on high-alert.
District Administration, Srinagar, Sunday convened the meeting of District Task Force on measures to be put in place for containment of Bird Flu and initiated steps for coordination of stakeholders for concerted efforts.