Death of five crows sparks panic in Visakhapatnam
The lifeless crows have been discovered in a dry drain behind the principle constructing of the Collector’s Office on Monday afternoon.
The recognizing of five lifeless crows close to the District Collector’s workplace premises in Visakhapatnam on Monday has created panic as phrase unfold that the crows had died all of a sudden. With chook flu reported in some States, shoppers of rooster and eggs are apprehensive that poultries could also be contaminated ahead of later.
The lifeless crows have been discovered in a dry drain behind the principle constructing of the Collector’s Office on Monday afternoon. The crows died in fast succession, in line with sources. On getting info, Joint Director of Animal Husbandry D. Ramakrishna, Dr. S. Nagamani and a group from the division went to the spot and picked up samples.
“A post-mortem of the crows has revealed that they were infected by pasteurella bacteria. There are no symptoms of bird flu like respiratory tract and lung infection that are usually seen in avian influenza. We have reared the culture and the bacteria will grow after 48 hours. The cause of their death will be known after that,” Dr. Ramakrishna informed The Hindu on Tuesday.
When his consideration was drawn to the reporting of the dying of just a few crows at NAD junction, DRM’s Office compound and Zilla Parishad premises throughout the previous few days, Dr. Ramakrishna mentioned that preliminary investigations haven’t revealed chook flu in any of the lifeless crows. The checks have been being executed on the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) Lab on the Government Veterinary Hospital in the town.
“In all, five dead crows were found at the spot and two of them are suspected to have died at least two days before the others. There is no immediate cause of worry. We have formed 43 teams for surveillance all over the district. The poultry farmers have been advised to disinfect their farms to check the possible spread of the virus through wild birds in view of the detection of bird flu in some States,” he added.