More HPAI in Tripura State

by 5m Editor
8 May 2012, at 7:46am

TRIPURA, INDIA - The Indian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza at a district poultry farm in the state of Tripura, located in North East India.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 6 yesterday, 7 May.

Out of 4668 susceptible birds, 3168 cases and deaths were reported. No birds were destroyed.

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.

The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.

Further Reading

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