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India announces itself to be free from bird flu

The last outbreak of blood flu was on May 9 at Humnabad, Bidar in Karnataka

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Publish Date: Sep 17 2016 3:15PM | Updated Date: Sep 17 2016 3:15PM

India announces itself to be free from bird flu
The department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries in the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu. 
 
 
According to the above organizations, it happened as a result of the surveillance that was carried out throughout the country.
 
 
As per the reports, the last major outbreak of blood flu was on May 9 at Humnabad, Bidar in Karnataka. Fortunately, there has been no further outbreak, thereafter.
 
 
It was the consequence of measures taken by the department. It wiped out the entire poultry population, destroyed eggs, feed, litter and other infected materials, restricted movement of poultry and poultry products to and from the area of outbreak, disinfected and cleaned up infected premises.
 
 
Further, the Centre has insisted on the surveillance of areas visited by migratory birds.