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Central team initiates plan to prevent bird flu

A central team has initiated a "micro plan", which includes house-to-house survey, to prevent Avian Influenza from spreading to humans in Chandigarh after several wild birds died due to the disease at Sukhna Lake.

New Delhi: A central team has initiated a "micro plan", which includes house-to-house survey, to prevent Avian Influenza from spreading to humans in Chandigarh after several wild birds died due to the disease at Sukhna Lake.

The three-member team had visited the Union territory following the outbreak of Avian Influenza (bird flu) there.

"The central team was deputed on December 18, 2014. It has visited the affected areas and initiated a micro plan to prevent human cases of Avian Influenza. This includes active house-to-house surveillance to detect persons who may have got exposed to the infected birds," an official statement said.

The Health Ministry had sent the team to assist the Chandigarh administration in managing Avian Influenza and for preventing the disease from affecting humans.

"No human case of Avian Influenza has been reported in the current outbreak. The situation is being monitored," it said.

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries of the central government in coordination with the wild life authorities had culled the affected wild birds and their carcasses were disposed of as per laid down protocol, the statement said.

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