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
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