Bhubaneswar, Jan 10: The State government today clarified that no cases of bird flu have been detected so far.
Officials said that as many as 12,369 samples have been tested during the current bird migratory season and all samples have been tested negative for bird flu.
Officials said that the Chief District Veterinary Officers have been instructed to intensify surveillance by continuous checking and disinfection of poultry farms. “ Poultry farm owners, poultry meat and egg shop owners, and other poultry farmers are requested to remain vigilant and keep the premises of farms, shops, and poultry houses clean and maintain hygiene,” said an official.
As many as five surveillance teams have been constituted in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area by Chief District Veterinary Officer, Khordha for surveillance of the poultry shops and nearby farms.