The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has said that outbreaks of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in five States for poultry birds and in nine States for Crows, Migratory and Wild birds. It said, Avian Influenza has also been confirmed in samples of dead heron from Tis Hazari and in crows from Red Fort in Delhi. The Ministry said that an advisory in this regard has been issued to Delhi for taking necessary action.

In Maharashtra, Rapid Response Teams have been deployed and culling of poultry birds is underway in all the affected epicentres. Further, in Districts of Harda and Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh and District Balod of Chhattisgarh, teams have been deployed for culling of poultry birds around one-kilometre radius of epicentres of the outbreak in poultry. It said, culling operation of poultry is continuing in the epicentres of Panchkula of Haryana. 

The Ministry said, the Central team formed for monitoring the situation in the affected areas of the country is visiting the affected sites and has visited Maharashtra to monitor the epicenters of Avian Influenza outbreak and conducting epidemiological studies.

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