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Ministry of Health says no case or death due to bird flu in India

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New Delhi: The outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been reported from National Zoological Park, New Delhi, Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala, Rajpura in Patiala district of Punjab, Hissar in Haryana, Bellary district in Karnataka, Khordha and Sundergarh districts in Odisha, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Daman in Daman & Diu during the months of October, 2016 to January, 2017. The details of outbreaks reported after monsoon season are given below in table.

Government says that no case or death due to human avian influenza has been reported in the country.

For the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N8, advisory has been issued to all the States/UTs by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. For managing the outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N1, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has a contingency plan which has been shared with all the States and UTs.

For Control and Containment of Avian Influenza, the Government has an action plan on ‘Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza’, according to which all poultry population in one km radius of epicenter is culled so as to prevent the spread of the disease.

In the aforesaid outbreaks of bird flu, the control and containment measures were carried out promptly and the disease was controlled at the source in the outbreaks. The control and containment operation is over at all the epicenters. The Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in progress.

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