Tripura Reports Another HPAI Outbreak19 March 2012
TRIPURA, INDIA - The Indian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of HPAI at a government-run poultry farm in the state of Tripura.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 5 on Friday, 16 March.
A total of 3000 birds were found susceptible, out of which 2000 cases were reported. The 2000 affected birds were reported dead. No birds were destroyed.
The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive. Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. Stamping out of all domestic poultry is being applied in an approximately 3-km radius zone around the outbreak followed by compensation to the owners.
An intensive surveillance campaign has been launched in a 10-km radius zone including:
- closure of poultry markets and prohibition on sale and transportation of poultry products in the infected zone.
- disinfection of premises after culling and sealing of premises where appropriate.
Restocking will be applied in accordance with a specified protocol.
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