Avian influenza threat: Mysuru Zoo takes precautionary measures

Mysuru, January 4:- Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (SCZG) in the city has taken precautionary measures against the spread of avian influenza following the outbreak of disease in Bengaluru.

The zoo administration has taken various bio-security measures at the zoo premises on Wednesday.

A team comprising five members has been set up to exclusively for disinfection purpose by providing Personal Protective Equipments (PPE kit) and intersectional movements of zoo personnel is restricted and were being educated.

According to a press release from the executive director of SCZG C Ravishankar, “Strict biosecurity measures have been taken already, both at entry and exit points by providing foot dips.  Strict biosecurity measures have been implemented for entry of vehicles and disinfectant is sprayed to the tyres of incoming vehicles.  Foot dips (Virkon-S (viricidal/kohrsolin) and hand sanitisers (Stericlense) at the entry of all animal houses are being followed by the zoo and the same is strengthened.”

“The disinfection process at the zoo premises is effectively implemented. Continuous surveillance at Karanji Lake, ponds inside the zoo and birds aviary for any unusual mortality is being followed,” the press release stated.

At present, no ailing birds are noticed at Mysuru Zoo or Karanji Lake. -(KK)


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