Nearly 400 crows died due to Bird Flu outbreak in several districts of MP

Nearly 400 crows have died due to viral infection so far in 7-8 districts of Madhya Pradesh. ”The virus is not found in poultry, it is airborne and there is no vaccine for it. We believe it came from Rajasthan,” Dr RK Rokde, Director of Animal Husbandry Department.

A bird flu alert has been sounded in Madhya Pradesh after presence of the dreaded virus was found in dead crows in Indore and more avian deaths were reported in other districts, said officials on Monday. The official said from December 23, 2020, to January 3, 2021, the state witnessed deaths of 142 crows in Indore, 100 in Mandsaur, 112 in Agar-Malwa, 13 in Khargone and 9 in Sehore district.

The bird flu outbreak has also been reported from some parts of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala. The authorities have ordered culling of ducks, hens and other domestic birds.  In Himachal Pradesh, the Kangra Kangra District Magistrate today issued order, completely prohibiting sale/purchase/export of any poultry/birds/fish of any breed/age and their related products (eggs, meat, chicken etc) in Fatehpur, Dehra, Jawali and Indora areas of Kangra.

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