Avian flu threat: tamil Nadu government takes precautionary measures!

Amid the spread of bird flu in kerala, precautionary measures are being taken on behalf of the tamil Nadu government. A large number of ducks died last week in duck farms in the Kuttanadu, Edathua, and Siruthana areas of the alappuzha district of Kerala. The health department collected samples from the dead ducks and sent them for testing. It was confirmed that the dead ducks were infected with H5N1 bird flu. As a result, birds such as ducks and chickens are being killed in those areas. The export of ducks and chickens and the sale of meat and eggs from these areas are prohibited. Also, the kerala State Animal Husbandry Department is involved in measures to prevent bird flu.

In this situation, precautionary measures are being taken on behalf of the tamil Nadu government in response to bird flu in Kerala. Vigilance has been intensified in the border districts of tamil Nadu bordering Kerala. The work of checking and spraying the cargo vehicles coming from kerala into tamil Nadu started yesterday. They are allowed into tamil Nadu only after strict monitoring. Intensive checks are being carried out at the Puliyarai check post in tenkasi district, Kalikavilai check post in Kanyakumari district, Theni check post and Valaiyar check post in coimbatore border on the tamil Nadu-Kerala border. vehicles carrying ducks, chickens, eggs, and poultry feed are being sent back. All heavy and light vehicles are stopped and checked and all areas including the tires of the vehicles are being sprayed with disinfectant (chlorine-dioxide) to kill bird flu germs. All vehicles passing through the checkpoint are sent into tamil Nadu after being disinfected. A team of 4 persons including one Assistant Veterinary Inspector, one Animal Care Assistant, and two Disinfectants are deployed at the check posts round the clock in 2 shifts. Similarly, since bird flu has been confirmed in kerala, disease prevention measures have been intensified in poultry farms in the Namakkal area as a precautionary measure. Also, disease prevention measures have been intensified in poultry farms across the state. Apart from this, samples are being taken and sent for testing to find out if there is bird flu in the poultry farms.

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