Nov 4, 2012
Eleven days after the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian
influenza (AI) - a subtype H5N1 - was reported at the Central Poultry
Development Organisation (CPDO) farm at Hesaraghatta near here, the unit
has no more birds.
The authorities, under the
supervision of appropriate personnel, have culled all the birds in the
farm following the Centre’s Action Plan-2012 for control and containment
Thousands of birds, including chicken, duck and emu, having
been culled; and the process of disposing them of and sanitising the
50-odd units that are a part of the farm having begun, the focus now is
on how to contain the spread of the virus.
A prohibitory order
banning the sale and marketing of poultry and poultry products in a
10-km radius of the CPDO is in place till November 15, as a precaution.