Avian Influenza: 12,369 samples test negative in Odisha so far

Bhubaneswar: During the current bird migratory season 12,369 samples have been collected and so far no sample has been reported positive for Avian Influenza, the Odisha government said today.

A review meeting involving Al Chief District Veterinary Officers, Additional District Veterinary Officers and Sub Divisional Veterinary Officers was organized on 8th January 2021, chaired by Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department Sri R Raghu Prasad.

The Standard Operating Procedures and Action Plan for preparedness, control and containment measures for Avian Influenza were briefed and oriented to Al fold officers. The Chief District Veterinary Officers have been instructed to intensify surveillance by continuous checking and disinfection of poultry farms.

Poultry farm owners, poultry meat and egg shop owners and other poultry farmers have been requested to remain vigilant and keep the premises of farms, shops and poultry houses clean and maintain hygiene.

Five Surveillance Teams have been constituted in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area by Chief District Veterinary Officer, Khordha for surveillance of the poultry shops and nearby farms.

The General Public have been requested to be vigilant and can consume chicken, meat, eggs and other poultry products only after proper cooking. They are advised to report any unnatural death of birds in flock or chain to the nearest Veterinary Doctor / Chief District Veterinary Officer or to the State Control Room in Telephone Number 0671 2414310 and WhatsApp Number 72055 98125.

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