Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Giriraj Singh said on Monday that there is no scientific report about the infection of bird flu to humans. In such a situation, states should not ban mandis or ban the sale of poultry products. His statement came after Delhi government imposed a ban on supplies from outside processed and packaged chicken.
In fact, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the supply of processed and packaged chicken from outside has been banned in Delhi. He also said that it is common influenza which can spread to birds, animals or humans but bird flu does not spread from humans to humans. It can spread to humans only through contact with infected birds.
He said that those who eat chicken and egg, if they eat fully cooked chicken or boiled egg, they will not get infection. He said that the state government is taking all precautionary steps and the government is doing its best to prevent it from spreading, in such a situation there is no need to panic.
The district administration has decided to kill and bury 8,000 to 10,000 birds in the village after the death of 900 chickens from bird flu in Muramba village of Parbhani in Maharashtra. District Collector Deepak Mughalikar said that bird flu is the cause of death of chickens. After this, a decision has been taken to kill the birds within one kilometer radius of the village. Also, 10 km area has been declared as restricted zone.
Birds will not be brought here from any other place nor will they be taken anywhere else. A medical team has also been deployed which will examine the villagers. At the same time, the number of birds died in Kendrebadi village of Latur district of the state is 225. Samples of some of these birds have been sent for investigation and reports are awaited.