Bengaluru, November 26: A red alert has been declared over possible spread of bird flu in the border districts of Kerala State such as Dakshina Kannada, Mysore, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar.
Karnataka’s Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister and in charge of Animal Husbandry in Karnataka T B Jayachandra, informed that red alert has been declared in the State’s districts bordering Kerala and the movement of vehicles is being strictly monitored owing to an outbreak of bird flu in a few districts of Kerala.
The minister chaired a meeting with department officials and veterinarians in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Speaking to media in Bengaluru, he said a large number of ducks were found dead in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following the spread of the disease.
A team of veterinarians had already been deputed in border districts to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the State.
Byre Gowda, Director, Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary, Biologicals (IAH&VB), Bengaluru, has been appointed as the nodal officer to monitor the situation.
Minister Jayachandra said, to check the spread of bird flu examination are undertaken in Mysore, Kodagu, Chamarajangar and Dakshina Kannada districts.