West Bengal's Bird flu update as on March 19

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department have notified the outbreak of bird flu on March 19 in poultries of English Bazar block of Malda district.

According to an official release issued here today, the Central RRT has been deputed to Malda.

In the earlier notified areas of Jiaganj and Raghunathganj-II blocks, active house-to-house surveillance is continuing. A population of 61,884 has been covered in zero to three km area.

In the 3-10 km area, a population of 54,921 has been covered.

No case of fever/ URI has been detected with exposure history to infected poultry. About 24 fever/URI cases have reported in the hospitals but none of them had any history of exposure.

As many as 62 Animal Husbandry workers involved in culling/ mop-up activities are under medical supervision.

Adequate stocks of Oseltamivir, personal protective equipments are available with the State/district authorities.

There is also no suspect case of Human Avian Influenza.

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