India declared free from H5N1 Disease

Q.  India has been declared free from which influenza?
- Published on 15 Sep 16

a. Bird Flu
b. Avian Flu
c. Chikunguniya
d. Both a and b are same
e. None of the above

ANSWER: Both a and b are same
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza pr H5N1 on Sept 5, 2016
  • India had notified outbreak of Avian Influenza (H5N1) at Humnabad, Bidar district, Karnataka.
  • There has been no further outbreak reported in the country thereafter.
  • Through stamping out of the entire poultry population from infected areas and post op surveillance, state has been freed from bird flu.
  • Continued surveillance especially in vulnerable areas bordering infected areas and areas visited by migratory birds has been implemented

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