Transportation of poultry, other birds banned into Mysuru from Kerala due to bird flu scare

Mysuru, January 7:-The transportation of poultry and other birds have been banned into Mysuru district from Kerala through Bavali checkpost in H D Kote taluk.

The order in this effect was issued by Rohini Sindhuri, Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru. The order further said that vehicles passing through Bavali checkpost at D D Kote taluk from Kerala would be sanitised before entry into the district.

The concerned authorities have been asked to keep vigil on sick birds and unnatural bird deaths. The public also requested to inform the Animal Husbandry Department or Forest officials if they come across any sick or dead birds in their vicinity for checking the spread of the bird flu.

The DC also alerted the taluk level officials on the steps to be taken by them in any event besides issuing directions for monitoring of vehicles transporting poultry birds and poultry products.

The Karnataka Government has issued specific guidelines based on the protocols given by the Centre. They include points on personal safety, including wearing of protective gear, disinfecting the surfaces and administration of the antiviral drugs Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or Zanamivir (Relenza) if symptoms upon experiencing symptoms. It also specifies the way to handle birds, including the wild and migratory birds, besides poultry.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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