Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
28-October-2016 18:34 IST
Status of Avian Influenza H5N8 in Wild Migratory Birds and Poultry

  The Secretary DADF, Shri Devendra Chaudhry has reviewed the overall situation of Avian Influenza H5N8 in the country. Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi have not reported any mortality of birds.  On 27.10.2016, only one mortality in wild bird was reported from Sanjay Jheel, Shakti Sthal, New Delhi.  The control and containment operation is over in Rajpura, Distt. Patiala, Punjab. Surveillance is being carried out.

 2.  The State Governments have been directed to be vigilant and ensure the surveillance for the disease and to take all bio security/ preventive measures

3.  The State Government of Kerala has initiated control and containment operations from 26-10-2016 at epicenter village Ramankary and Thakazhy, District Alappuzha and  culling process is in operation.

4.  One Scientist from Southern Regional Disease Diagnosis Laboratory (SRDDL), Bangalore has been deputed to Kerala as a Central Observer to oversee and guide on the control and containment operations.

5.  The situation is under control and there is no need to panic.