HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has issued a high alert after witnessing the impact of Bird Flu in six states Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat. Now the Telangana state government has begun to intensify the efforts to detect any unusual mortality in poultry. Minister Talsani Srinivas Yadav held an emergency review meeting on bird flu at the Veterinary Building. The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.
The state officials had issued ordered to the field staff to maintain constant touch with the poultry workers and collect the test the samples from the poultry if they detect any unusuality in deaths of hens and these samples will be further sent to labs for identifying the presence of the two deadly strains of bird flu-H5N1 and H5N8. In today’s meeting state officials discussed the measures to be taken to prevent bird flu in the state. Officers were instructed to send samples of dead chickens to poultry farms every day for testing.
As of now Chicken sales have been banned in four states due to bird flu. Meanwhile, Telangana Minister Talsani Srinivas Yadav conducted a review with the authorities on bird flu. He said the government was taking several precautions in the case of bird flu. Mister has asked people not to panic as the state government is taking all precautions.
On the other hand, Bird flu is more likely to be transmitted to humans by chickens. When chickens are infected with this virus, they develop two types of symptoms. If the severity of the virus is high the chicken will die within 48 hours of infection to various organs of the body. The disease can spread rapidly from one chicken to another through chicken excretion. Various birds act as vectors for the spread of the virus. The virus can also spread from birds to humans.