News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jaipur
Updated Thu, 31 Dec 2020 01:53 PM IST
Bird flu virus in rajasthan
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Rajasthan: A large number of crows have died due to avian flu i n the area around Radi in Jhalawar. A Rapid Response Team has been constituted for sampling & probe. Samples to be collected from poultry farms & poultry shops in the area closed temporarily: Jhalawar Administration
– ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2020
Due to the death of so many crows in Jhalawar, there has been an atmosphere of fear among the district administration and the people. The curfew has been imposed in the area of one kilometer in Balaji area of Radi. With this, the Rapid Response Team has also been formed.
Administration collected samples for investigation
The district administration is busy in finding out the cause of death of crow in large numbers. However, at first glance the administration has termed it as bird flu spread. The Rapid Response Team has begun testing the sample. According to the information received from the administration, samples have also been taken from the poultry farm and poultry shop of the concerned area.
District Collector N. Gohain has directed to investigate all the poultry farms by implementing zero mobility in the affected area. There were unusual deaths of sudden crows in the temple premises on 25 December. The joint team of Forest Department and Animal Husbandry Department treated sick crows and sent samples to National Institute of High Security Animal Disease, Bhopal.
Investigations have confirmed avian influenza in crows. Subsequently, Jhalawar District Collector Gohain constituted an expeditious action team comprising SDM, Jhalawar, Deputy Conservator of Forests Jhalawar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Department, CMHO and Commissioner of Jhalawar Municipal Council. He instructed that the Rapid Action Team will barricading and promoting in the Zero Mobility sector.
How bird flu spreads
Bird flu is usually spread with influenza A virus. The flu is spread by infected birds. Avian influenza also spreads easily to humans exposed to sick birds. Then it also catches those in contact.