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The Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Meghalaya, issued an advisory concerning the Avian Influenza (bird flu) on Thursday.
The advisory also cautioned citizens to adhere to specific guidelines to prevent the disease from spreading in the state.
It may be noted that cases of Avian Influenza have been reported in several states across the country.
According to reports, migratory birds have been the source of the outbreak. Therefore, districts, where migratory birds visit, have been advised to be extra vigilant.
“Poultry farmers, farms and the public are to be alert of any unusual mortality of poultry birds or wild migratory birds and should bring it to the notice of the District A.H & Veterinary Officer, Sub-Divisional A.H & Veterinary Officer or nearest Veterinary Dispensary,” the advisory stated.
“The entry and movement of people into poultry farms and farm premises should be restricted. Citizens must follow strict hygiene and biosecurity and avoid unnecessary contact with sick, dead poultry and wild birds. Poultry meat and products including eggs should be consumed after properly cooked,” it added.
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(Edited by Andre Kongri)