Avian Influenza in WB and Tripura - No humans affected

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New Delhi, Apr 15 (UNI) The government has said in active house-to-house surveillance for detection of outbreak of avian Influenza in poultry, a total population of 4,04,714 in the 10-km area was covered in West Bengal and Tripura from April 4 to 12, adding no human being was affected.

In Nadia district of West Bengal, surveillance team covered a population of 1,68,288 in 0-3 km zone and in the 2-10 km zone, a population of 1,99,700 was covered.

In Dhalai district of Tripura, the health teams have covered a population of 11803 in the 0-3 km zone and a population of 24923 in the 3-10 km Zone.

According to Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, no person with fever/URI was detected in the zones.

''There are no fever/URI cases detected or admitted in the identified hospitals,'' it added.

There are adequate stocks of PPE and Oseltamivir with the state Health authorities.

The Central Rapid Response Team from MOHFW is assisting the state authorities in containment operations. MOHFW has supplied 500 Personal Protective Equipments 200 N-95 masks, 5000 capsules of Tamiflu and 2 ventilators.

A total of 17 cases of fever/URI were detected in the surveillance zone, but none of them had history of exposure to infected poultry. There was no suspected case of human avian influenza.

In the identified hospital with isolation facilities, 16 cases with fever/URI have been reported. None of them had exposure to infected poultry. One person with fever/URI was admitted. There was no suspected case of human avian influenza.

About 221 Animal Health Workers involved in containment operations are under medical supervision and chemoprophylaxis, an official release said here today.

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