2 bird flu notified blocks of Darjeeling distt under lens

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New Delhi, Jun 3 (UNI) The Department of Animal Husbandry of West Bengal governemnt has reported that in the Bird flu notified blocks of Kurseong and Bijanbari of Darjeeling district, a population of 34,743 in the 0-3 Km area and a population of 712 in the 3-10 km area are under active surveillance.

According to an official release issued here today, a total of seven cases of fever and upper respiratory tract infection (5 in 0-3 km and 2 in 3-10 km area) have been detected. None of them had contact with sick or dead poultry.

Kurseong Block was notified on May 9 and Bijanbari Block on May 16.

In the identified health facility no cases with fever or URI have been reported.

At least 87 Cullers/Veterinary staff are under medical observation and continue to be on chemoprophylaxis with oseltamivir.

IEC activities are on. There is an adequate stock of oseltamivir and PPE with the district authorities. There is no suspect case of human avian influenza and the situation is being monitored, the release added.


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