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Shimla, Jan 11

With expected threat of spiking Bird Flu in the poultry farms and culling of birds in neighbouring border states State Government today decided to impose ban on the supply of all poultry products to the hill state .
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said in a statement issued here today. that government has decided to ban the supply of all poultry products from other states for one week imposing ban to ensure containing of  bird flu infection .
Himachal Pradesh is among nine states which are affected by the Bird Flu as about 4357 migratory and 215 other birds were found died due to the out break , Thakur also confirmed . On Monday the count of dead birds is continuing to rise as 122 more migratory birds of various species were found dead in Pong Dam Lake wildlife sanctuary today.
Around 215 other birds have also been found dead in various parts of
the state, and around 1,000 dead poultry birds found dumped in
Dharampur area of Solan, the CM said. Their samples were sent to a
disease diagnostic laboratory in Jalandhar and the carcasses buried in
deep pits, he said.

 “Most of the dead birds stuck in the inaccessible swampy
areas have been retrieved and the area cleared of carcasses,” said
chief wildlife warden Mr, Archana Sharma.

The spike in the outbreak is so much that it is not possible to confirm the death each of them for the H5N1. 
Most birds feared dying due to an outbreak of H5N1 avian
influenza which was detected in the samples of some of the dead birds
last week. 
Thakur added that about 65 rapid response teams of animal husbandry
and wildlife departments have been regularly monitoring the Pong Lake
and adjoining areas. 
He said that he has directed the concerned
officials to keep a strict vigil on birds along reservoirs and
sensitise people about proper handling of poultry products.


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