How Avian Flu Outbreak Hits Ranchi Poultry Farm: 920 Birds Culled, Details Here
How Avian Flu Outbreak Hits Ranchi Poultry Farm: 920 Birds Culled, Details Here

An avian flu outbreak has been reported in a poultry farm in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, prompting an alert from the state government. According to officials, the outbreak occurred at the Divyayan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a poultry farm run by Ram Krishna Ashram in Morabadi. The affected farm saw the culling of 920 birds, which included 770 ducks, and the destruction of 4,300 eggs.

Samples from the farm tested positive for H5N1, a strain of avian influenza A virus, according to the Jharkhand government official. The samples were sent to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) in Bhopal for confirmation.

The outbreak has raised concerns among local authorities, who are monitoring the situation closely to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Avian flu, also known as bird flu, is a contagious viral disease that primarily affects birds. However, some strains, such as H5N1, can occasionally spread to humans, leading to severe illness and even fatalities. This particular strain has been a cause for concern due to its potential to mutate and spread rapidly among bird populations. Health officials in Jharkhand are urging caution and have advised strict biosecurity measures to prevent the further spread of the virus, emphasizing the importance of early detection and prompt containment efforts.

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