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Tripura confirms avian influenza

28 Jan 2016

The Director of Animal Resources Development Department, Government of Tripura has confirmed that the samples that were sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) were found positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR for H5N1 AIV.

Gandhigram: The Director of Animal Resources Development Department, Government of Tripura has confirmed that the samples that were sent to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) were found positive in RT-PCR and Real time RT-PCR for H5N1 AIV.

Tripura has reported unusual mortality in state poultry farm, Gandhigram, West district of the state on January 14, 2016 that recorded death of thousands of birds.

Keeping in view the revised action plan, the intimation of the result was given to the State by National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal for starting the control and containment operations so as to avoid the further spread of the disease.

The Director, Animal Resources Development Department, Government of Tripura was requested to send a report on the matter and take necessary measures as per Action Plan on Avian Influenza.

The intimation was given to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare by this Department.

The State government carried out control and containment operation at the epicenter which was over on January 25, 2016 and the State issued the sanitization certificate. During the operation, 7687 birds were culled while 1760 had died out of a population of 9447 birds in 1 km. radius.

The Department has issued the Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) on January 27, 2016 which will be continued for a period of three months from the date of issue of sanitization certificate.

There is no report of disease from any other part of the country.


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