Bird flu: Fresh case detected in MP
Samples sent from Ichhapur, around two km from the flu-infected Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, have tested positive.india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 17:41 IST
Fresh cases of bird flu have been detected in Ichhapur town of Madhya Pardesh's Burhanpur district on Tuesday, prompting the government to swing into action and initiate containment measures.
Poultry samples sent from Ichhapur town, around two kilometres from the flu-infected Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, have tested positive, State Veterinary Services commissioner Rajesh Rajora said.
Rajora, who rushed to Burhanpur district to initiate containment operations, including culling of birds and vaccination, said that efforts were on to prevent the spread of infection.
Among the samples sent from Ichhapur to the city-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL), one tested positive with the H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza, while three others were found positive in preliminary PCR tests, laboratory sources said.
"However, we have received around 114 samples since Monday and the results are expected by Wednesday," they added.