Bird flu: All districts in Karnataka put on ‘high alert’

  • | Thursday | 7th January, 2021

Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan informed that all districts in the state have been put on ‘high alert’ due to bird flu in neighbouring state Kerala.

Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan informed that all districts in the state have been put on ‘high alert’ due to bird flu in neighbouring state Kerala.

Chauhan said that though no cases of the disease have been reported in Karnataka, the government is taking all precautionary measures. “Districts that share the border with Kerala such as Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar are taking all steps to ensure birds in the state are not affected,” he said.

After the Kerala government declared the outbreak of bird flu in Kottayam and Alappuzha as a state disaster, Karnataka has put four bordering districts on high alert.

The avian flu outbreak has been classified as a ‘state disaster’ in Kerala after the Centre notified the outbreak of H5N8 subset of Influenza A in the two districts.



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