Avian flu: Bird flu which swallowed more than 5 crore birds, chicken farms with a capacity of 10 lakhs were also empty – न्यूज़लीड India

Avian flu: Bird flu which swallowed more than 5 crore birds, chicken farms with a capacity of 10 lakhs were also empty


50.54 million birds killed

Avian flu wiped out more than 50 million birds in the United States this year. It was considered the nation’s deadliest flu in US history. On Thursday, the US Department of Agriculture released the data regarding this. According to which 50.54 million birds were killed due to the outbreak of avian flu. According to a report by the news agency Reuters, this flu especially affected chicken, turkey and other birds.

major animal health disaster

major animal health disaster

The way chickens died in chicken farms in American states during the avian flu was frightening. There was fear that it might affect human life. But a timely, rash decision saved the US from a major pandemic. Although America suffered heavy losses in this. Not only chickens but many other birds including turkeys died in large numbers. Due to which it is being considered as the biggest Animal Health Disaster in the history of America.

What is avian flu?

What is avian flu?

Avian flu is a deadly bird flu. which spreads rapidly. Birds often die after being infected with this flu virus. The infectivity of this flu is so fast that one million chickens can be infected by one infected hen.

How America controlled

How America controlled

Wild birds such as ducks can be exposed to a virus known as avian influenza (HPAI) through direct contact with their feces, feathers or poultry. In such a situation, in the chicken farms where cases of avian flu were found, all the chickens had to be killed to prevent infection.

Such a disaster came in 2015

Such a disaster came in 2015

There has been an outbreak of avian flu in America before. Apart from chickens, outbreaks of avian flu were also seen in turkeys. Actually, this was the situation in the year 2015 as well. When 50.5 million birds died. But this time look at the statistics, the death toll of birds is higher than the previous disaster.

more outbreaks in these birds

more outbreaks in these birds

There is an outbreak of avian flu in Britain along with America. Egg supplies are not available in some British supermarkets. Due to the outbreak of flu, the prices of chicken eggs and turkey meat have increased significantly. The outbreak of avian flu that started in the US in February this year has reached poultry and non-poultry in 46 states of the country. USDA Chief Veterinary Officer Rosemary Sifford said, “HPAI infections continue to occur in the United States due to the migration of wild birds. That’s why protecting American poultry farms is so important.”

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