No case or death due to Avian Influenza reported in the country

As per the union agriculture ministry, no case or death due to human avian influenza has been reported in the country


New Delhi: The outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been reported from National Zoological Park, New Delhi, Gandhi Zoological Park, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala, Rajpura in Patiala district of Punjab, Hissar in Haryana, Bellary district in Karnataka, Khordha and Sundergarh districts in Odisha, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Daman in Daman & Diu during the months of October, 2016 to January, 2017.

No case or death due to human avian influenza has been reported in the country. This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Mr Sudarshan Bhagat, in the Parliament.

For the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N8, advisory has been issued to all the States/UTs by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. For managing the outbreak of Avian Influenza H5N1, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has a contingency plan which has been shared with all the States and UTs.

For Control and Containment of Avian Influenza, the Government has an action plan on ‘Preparedness, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza’, according to which all poultry population in one km radius of epicenter is culled so as to prevent the spread of the disease. In the aforesaid outbreaks of bird flu, the control and containment measures were carried out promptly and the disease was controlled at the source in the outbreaks. The control and containment operation is over at all the epicenters. The Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in progress.

Position of the outbreaks of Avian Influenza in India during post monsoon season 2016 

Sr. No.             Period State Affected No. of birds culled
(in lakhs)
1 17th October, 2016 Delhi*
2 21st October, 2016 Madhya Pradesh*
3 24th October, 2016 Kerala** 7.45345
4 25th October, 2016 Punjab** 0.00033
5 3rd November, 2016 Haryana** 0.00944
6 10th November, 2016 Karnataka** 0.00693
7 26th December, 2016 Odisha** 0.01208
8 3rd January, 2017 Gujarat** 0.01676
9 7th January, 2017 Odisha** 0.01646
10 7th January, 2017 Daman** 0.00017
11 12th January, 2017 Gujarat** 0.00159

*Un-domesticated birds

**Control and containment operation is over. The Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in progress.