Bird flu spreads to 11 states

New Delhi: The centre, on Friday, confirmed fresh cases of avian influenza in poultry in Harda district of Madhya Pradesh and Balod in Chhattisgarh.

“So far avian influenza has been confirmed in 11 states. The disease has also been confirmed in wild birds in few districts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Rajasthan,” said a senior union animal husbandry and dairying department official

The disease has been confirmed in states including Rajasthan, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Gujarat.

“We are keeping a tight vigil on the development in other states also. We have a centralised control room to coordinate with animal husbandry departments of states,” he said.

The official said that central teams formed for monitoring the situation in the affected areas of the country are visiting the affected sites and conducting epistemological studies.

“As there has been no report of transmission of this disease to humans, states have been repeatedly requested not to impose ban and allow selling of poultry and poultry products sourced from disease free areas and states,” he said.

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