Bird flu breaks out in Manipur; govt undertakes culling and burial activities

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Imphal, April 21: An official announcement was made by Chief Secretary of Manipur PC Lawmkunga on Saturday night saying that bird flu (Avian Influenza H5N1) whose deadly virus transmits to humans has broken out in Manipur.

He also informed that the culling and burial will begin from Monday under the supervision of the Veterinary department.

The fowl owners shall be adequately compensated. The Government notification issued on Sunday said that some poultry birds in the Imphal branch of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) had shown symptoms of Avian Influenza. Sources said that some chickens had died on April 6 .
Fluid samples were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal on April 16. The report was officially sent on April 18 by Dr Dewakar D Kulkarni who is the acting director of the institute. He had reportedly also told the Veterinary director N Rajenddra about it over the phone, news agency The North East Today reported.

A high level meeting chaired by the chief secretary was held on Saturday. All poultry birds within 1 to 10 km from the ICAR declared as the epicentre will be culled and buried. Movement of birds and poultry products is banned.

The District Magistrate (DM) shall take up necessary actions going to the extent of clamping even prohibitory orders. The veterinary dept shall deploy rapid response teams for culling and surveillance. A control room is also opened and its telephone Nos.are 03852440224, 9436890396 and 9089264484.

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