In Kerala's Alappuzha, bird flu has been confirmed; the district has imposed restrictions on the use and sale of ducks.
In Kerala's Alappuzha district, bird flu has been found in duck samples. In the area where avian flu has been identified, the district collector has issued orders prohibiting the use and sale of ducks and chickens.
It has also been agreed to kill birds within a one-kilometer radius of Thakazhi panchayat's 10th ward. The region where bird flu was discovered has also been declared a containment zone, with people and vehicles prohibited from entering.
Rapid response teams will be called in by the state's animal husbandry agency to bury the birds. People in bird flu-affected areas will also receive preventive medicine from the teams.
The state veterinary officials have been ordered to cull birds at the Thakazhi village council, and ten teams have been formed to carry out the task. This virus, according to reports, can spread quickly via the air, but it seldom affects humans.
In addition, for duck farmers, particularly in the Alappuzha district, this is a major setback because, with the Christmas season approaching, duck, along with chicken, is in high demand.