Avian Influenza (H5N1) detected in Government Poultry Farm at Bokaro, Jharkhand
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National Institute of High Security Animal Disease (ICAR), Bhopal has confirmed Avian Influenza (H5N1) in samples received from Government Poultry Farm in Bokaro, Jharkhand on 7 February 2022.
An overview of the news
The presence of the H5N1 variant was confirmed in a protein-rich breed of chicken known as 'Kadaknath' at a farm in Lohanchal.
The last incident of Avian Influenza was reported in Godda district of Jharkhand during January 2019.
Areas falling within one km radius have been declared as affected zones and areas within 10 km radius have been declared as surveillance zones.
The health ministry has sent its central team to observe the surveillance in the human area.
About Avian Influenza (H5N1)
Bird flu, also known as avian influenza (AI), is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food-producing birds (chickens, turkeys, quail, guinea fowl, etc.), as well as domesticated birds and wild animals.
Avian influenza virus subtypes are A(H5N1), A(H7N9), A(H9N2) and A(H10N3).
Types B and C mostly infect humans and usually cause mild illness.
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