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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
28-October-2016 20:38 IST
Report of the Monitoring Committee on Avian Influenza

The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing the outbreak of avian influenza reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today.

 

Mortality Status within 24 hours:

 

NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI          -  Nil

DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI                                   - Nil

GWALIOR ZOO                                                                   -  Nil

 

Action taken:

 

The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which include:

 

1.      Surveillance continues and the zoo is being screened regularly for any dead bird.

2.      Bio-security measures being strictly enforced.

3.      Zoo remained closed for the safety of visitors and control of the disease.

4.      A medical doctor visited and examined exposed employees of the zoo and medication was provided.

5.      Report from ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases indicating updated interim results of samples sent on 22.10.2016 from National Zoological Park is enclosed. The results are as under:

 

Species

Sample Details

Result

Duck

Cloacal swab-03

One sample Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction)

Throat swab-02

One sample Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

Fresh dropping-02

Under process

Pelican

Carcass-01

Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

Fresh dropoing-02

Under process

Crow

Carcass-02

Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

Munia bird

Carcass-01

One sample positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

Fresh dropping-01

Under process

Water from duck

Under process

Water near pelican Island -02

One sample positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

Mud near pelican island-01

Positive for H5N8 in real time RT-PCR and RT-PCR

 

6.      Review meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Animal Husbandry Commissioner on 27.10.2016 wherein the report was discussed.

7.      It was decided to put on hold the culling operations for the time being in the infected zone.

8.      Anti-viral solution is being sprayed on the affected mud near Pelican Island to prevent further infection.

9.      The water from Pelican Pond has also been tested positive for H5N8. The issue was discussed in the meeting and it was decided that treatment of water body by chemical such as bleaching powder, or lime, will not be feasible as it will adversely affect the aquatic life of the water body.

 

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