Bhubaneswar,Jan 15(Odisha.in) State Animal Husbandry and Health Departments officials on Tuesday sounded an alert following reports of Bird Flu in neighbouring West Bengal State.
State’s Animal Husbandry and Health Departments officials said here that Collectors of all districts have been asked to remain high alert to ascertain the possibility of Bird Flu.
“In fact, we do not have any specific reports of Bird Flue in the State but we have asked all district collectors to take precautionary measures to prevent the killer dieses, which has already claimed thousands of life in several parts of the world,” State Animal Husbandry Minister Golak Nayak said.
State’s Health Secretary Chinmay Basu claimed the situation was under control in Orissa.
Official sources further said that special agreements have been made at Chilika Lake, Bhitarkanika National Park and Nandankanan Geological Park here, where lakhs of migratory birds have throng this winter, the official said adding preventive measures such as distributing Tamiflu tablets to those seems at risk and spraying anti-virus medicines on vehicles passing through are to be taken.
The possibility seems strong with nearly 19,000 chickens having died in Margram village and adjoining blocks of Rampurhat in Birbhum district in neighbouring West Bengal between January 8 and 13.