Jammu: Avian influenza has been confirmed in the samples of 3 dead birds in Udhampur and Poonch districts of Jammu region, after which the work of killing birds on a large scale has become even faster.
DD Dogra, Deputy Director (Poultry and Research), Animal Husbandry Department of Jammu said that H5N8 has been confirmed in samples of a peacock and a domesticated hen in Jugnu block of Udhampur. At the same time, infection of H5N1 in 1 wild crows was confirmed in Mandi, Poonch. Dogra said that this is the first case of infection from Jammu region, but there is no need to panic as most of the results of the investigation have not confirmed the infection yet.
Continuing her point, Dogra said that the ministry has so far collected 218 samples and sent them to Jalandhar in Punjab for examination. He said that apart from three cases of infection in Udhampur and Poonch, 115 samples were not confirmed in the investigation, while reports of other samples were awaited. According to the information received, the department is taking necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection. Dogra said that after the chicken and peacock investigation revealed bird flu infection, we have started killing birds in the area of one kilometer and are monitoring in the range of one to 10 kilometers. People are also being informed.