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Center deploys high level team to Kerala to investigate Avian Influenza outbreak – Fast Hindi News

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has deployed a high-level seven-member team to Kerala to investigate the outbreak of avian influenza in the state. The team will investigate the outbreak in detail and submit a report with recommendations on avian influenza.

The 7 member central team from Kerala includes experts from National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, National Center for Disease Control, New Delhi, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

The team is headed by Dr Rajesh Kedamani, Sr. RD, Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Bangalore.

The team will also assist the state health departments in terms of public health measures, management guidelines and protocols for managing the increasing cases of Avian Influenza being reported by the state, the statement said.

According to a Livemint report, the outbreak of avian influenza in ducks has been confirmed in Alappuzha district. With this confirmation, the authorities have started the drive to kill over 20,000 birds in Vazhuthanam ward of Haripad Municipality to contain the spread of the disease.

The infection was confirmed after samples of dead birds were sent for examination to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, Bhopal. All birds within a one kilometer radius of the disease center would be killed from October 28, district officials said in a statement.

The report said that in view of the outbreak of avian influenza, sale and consumption of eggs and meat of domestic birds including ducks, chickens, quails etc. have been banned in Haripad Municipality and various adjoining panchayats.

एवियन इन्फ्लुएंजा के प्रकोप की जांच के लिए केंद्र ने केरल में उच्च स्तरीय टीम तैनात की



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