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Pune district has no cases of bird flu; administrator structures 13 quick response teams

Following the identification of bird flu cases in Parbhani area of Marathwada, the state creature farming office has framed 13 fast reaction groups in Pune locale. These groups, as per authorities, are put at block level with each group having four individuals who are planning with veterinary authorities at the ground level.

Till now, no case has been recognized in Pune locale, said the creature cultivation office on Monday.

Bird flu episode in Maharashtra was affirmed on Sunday with the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, affirming the reason for death of 800 poultry fowls (chicken) in Parbhani because of avian flu, otherwise called fledgling influenza.

“In Pune district, no unusual deaths of birds have been found till now. Since the past five days we have been on alert and we have created rapid response squads all over Pune district at the block level and they are in constant touch with veterinary officials who are monitoring the situation at the ground level,” said Dr Shitalkumar Mukane, Pune district deputy commissioner, animal husbandry department. Mukane is heading the rapid response teams at the district level.

“No samples of birds have been so far brought to Pune. In fact till now all the samples which have been found in Pune district have been directly transported to NIHSAD,” added Mukane.

The creature cultivation authorities are additionally in contact with the backwoods office, water division and Zilla Parishad.

“If any unusual death is noticed within Pune district, we will be bringing samples to the Department of Investigation Section (DIS), Pune and if the traces of H5N1 virus is found they will be transported to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, for further testing,” added Mukane.

Pune region has 325 veterinary medical clinics. Authorities from these medical clinics are monitoring poultry ranches and furthermore directing observation of any passings of fowls and chicken in close by places. The work of every one of these authorities by the day’s end is to give day by day update to the fast reaction group.

“In Pune city as well, our officials are keeping a watch on all the poultry farms,” added Mukane.


Fast reaction groups are set at Haveli, Shirur, Bhor, Khed, Baramati, Indapur, Ambegaon, Purandar, Junnar, Mulshi, Maval, Daund and Velhe.

Unusual deaths

The Unusual deaths of births have been accounted for at different spots including Aurangabad, Solapur, Beed and Latur alongside Mumbai and Nagpur.

Taking genuine note of stray occurrences where winged animals were discovered dead, the timberland office has expanded its watch on Jayakwadi feathered creature asylum where transitory fowls visit in huge numbers. Divisional woods official Vijay Satpute said reconnaissance groups have been framed to watch out for transient feathered creatures at the asylum.

Then, Ahmednagar region’s Pathardi town likewise detailed strange passings of poultry fowls, elevating neighborhood organization to gather tests and send it to Pune and Bhopal labs. Around 50 terrace poultry flying creatures on Monday were discovered dead at Pathardi’s a poultry ranch following which region authority RB Bhosale affirmed the passings saying that he has requested an examination to find out the reason for death.

“50 backyard poultry birds in Ahmednagar district’s Pathardi village have also reported unusual deaths. Samples will be brought to Department of Investigation Section (DIS), Pune and it will be transported to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal. No tests will be conducted in Pune,” said Dr DD Parkale additional commissioner of animal husbandry department.

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