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Karnataka Government Initiates Control and Containment Programme for H5 Avian Influenza

An outbreak of H5 Avian Influenza has been reported from Dasarahalli village, Bengaluru East Taluk, Bengaluru Urban District in Karnataka.

The samples from the said epicenter (a poultry meat shop) were sent to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal which confirmed on 30th December, 2017 that the samples were found positive for H5 strain of Avian Influenza virus. The State Government of Karnataka was intimated of the positive results immediately.

On the directions of the Centre, the Karnataka Government has notified the outbreak and initiated the control and containment operations.

A central team of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries comprising of two experts has been deputed to Bengaluru for overseeing the operation and to assist the State Government.

There are no further reports of mortality from the State or any other part of the country. The situation is fully under control.


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