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Avian flu: 1,795 complaints of bird deaths in Mumbai, says BMC

In the previous two weeks since bird flu was reported in Mumbai, the Disaster Management cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has acquired 1,795 complaints of bird deaths from totally different components of town.

These complaints embrace deaths of crows, pigeons and different birds, however not hen, stated BMC.

A BMC official stated, “In many cases, there are multiple phone calls reporting a single death. Hence, the number of complaints is higher than that of actual bird deaths.”

As of now, Mumbai has reported two confirmed bird flu deaths. In the state, greater than 6,000 birds have been culled however none in Mumbai but.

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Deonar abattoir common supervisor, Dr Yogesh Shetye, stated, “We have not undertaken culling of any bird because of bird flu yet. All deaths that are being reported in Mumbai are of crows, pigeons and other birds. However, no death of any chicken has been reported yet.”

Since the outbreak of bird flu in town, Byculla zoo authorities in Mumbai are on excessive alert because the zoo is dwelling to over 200 unique and aquatic birds.

A zoo official stated, “At Byculla zoo, there is no mingling of caged birds with migratory birds, and hence we have not reported any symptom of bird flu or any case.”

The BMC’s market division can be conducting visits to retailers and wholesalers dealing in poultry since for 2 weeks now in order to create consciousness about bird flu.

Meanwhile, because the outbreak of bird flu, the demand for hen has gone down by 5-15%, based on poultry sellers’ affiliation in Maharashtra, whereas that of meat and sea meals has risen, main to cost hike in these merchandise.

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