The whole world has not yet emerged from the corona virus epidemic that meanwhile the risk of bird flu has spread in the country. Bird flu cases are increasing rapidly in many states of the country. States like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana and Kerala have been caught by bird flu. Thousands of birds have died in these states in just a few days. Due to this disease, there has been increased concern from administration to health department.
Ministry of Environment wrote this letter
State governments are actively taking steps to deal with the situation. In some states, a high alert has been issued regarding bird flu, while in Rajasthan Section 144 has been implemented. At the same time, the sale of fish, poultry and eggs has been banned in Himachal. Amid deepening bird flu crisis, the Union Ministry of Environment (MoEF & CC) has written a letter to all state chief secretaries and chief wildlife wards on Tuesday and asked them to set up state level monitoring committees for avian influenza (H5N1). is.
In Madhya Pradesh havoc of bird flu
in Mandsaur after bird flu was confirmed in ravens in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and samples Ravens Agar Malwa districts has found H5N8 infection. Apart from these, samples of dead crows have been sent to seven other districts of the state for examination. Out of 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh, the death toll of crows has reached about 400 since December 23. However, the state government says that eating cock and eggs is not a threat to human health. In order to effectively control the death of ravens happening in Madhya Pradesh, the state government on Monday issued an alert regarding bird flu.
What is bird flu?
Avian influenza (H5N8) is a subtype of the virus that spreads exclusively through birds. The disease spreads very rapidly among birds. It is so harmful that birds die. This disease is also spread to humans from birds. The virus was first identified in China in 1996. Asian H5N8 was first detected in humans in 1997 when chickens of a poultry form were infected in Hong Kong.
2700 migratory birds died in
Himachal Pradesh Officials of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday surveyed the areas around Pong Dam Lake Sanctuary in Kangra district to prevent the spread of poultry birds in the state. A day before this, H5N8 was found in samples of dead migratory birds. Officials of Himachal Pradesh Animal Husbandry Department said that 2700 migratory birds have been found dead in the area so far.