Bird flu cases confirmed in Dera Bassi informs DC Girish Dayalan

The Fact News Service

Mohali, January 25

Culling, the mainstay of stopping the spread of the virus will commence in the two affected poultry farms of Derabassi on January 22, informed Girish Dayalan, Deputy Commissioner, SAS Nagar after National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal’s confirmation of bird flu strain in the tissue samples forwarded for ascertaining the cause of the death of the birds.

Twenty five teams comprising of five members each would conduct the culling operation in the Alfa and Royal Poultry Farms in Derabassi. Culling of over 50,000 birds is expected to be undertaken at the affected epicenter.Requisite safety gear including the PPE kits and face shields as well as the JCB machines have been provided to the culling teams and adequate quarantine arrangement is in place.