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Meghalaya is having a set of Standard Operating Procedures to prevent outbreak of Avian Flu in the state

Shillong, January 8, 2021(MMP): Meghalaya is already having a set of Standard Operating Procedures to prevent the outbreak of Avian Flu in the state. The Avian Influenza commonly known as Bird Flu has created havoc in many states in the country. As a precautionary measure, the Meghalaya Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department is likely to release a set of SOPs and guidelines to be followed to prevent the outbreak of bird flu in the State. The Meghalaya Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department is also mulling to carry out mass culling of poultry if bird flu breaks out in the State.Meanwhile, the Government of India is keeping a close watch on the outbreak of the disease. The Government has alerted the local authorities in the States, where the bird flu disease broke out, to raise surveillance on 12 epi-centers, where thousands of birds died in the last few days. The Centre has further asked the States to step up containment measures. However, no human case relating to bird flu has been reported so far. The Centre has further set up a control room in New Delhi to keep a watch on the situation. MMP

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