BMC: 1,795 complaints of bird flu deaths registered in Mumbai

According to sources, the BMC has received 1,795 complaints of bird deaths across the city in Mumbai.

BMC: 1,795 complaints of bird flu deaths registered in Mumbai

Amidst the bird flu scare across the state of Maharashtra, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received 1,795 complaints of bird deaths from different parts of the city in Mumbai.

As per reports, these complaints include deaths of crows, pigeons and other birds. However, according to the BMC, no deaths of chicken have been reported yet. As of now, the island city has reported two confirmed bird flu deaths. In the state, more than 6,000 birds have been culled but none in Mumbai yet.

Moreover, the market department of the civic body is also conducting visits to retailers and wholesalers dealing in poultry for the past two weeks in a bid to create awareness about bird flu. On the other hand, the authorities at the Byculla zoo have been put on high alert in order to make sure that none of the birds inside the premises get infected. Moreover, there are over 200 aquatic and exotic birds inside the zoo. In the midst of the outbreak, authorities have scaled up hygiene monitoring while serving food.

Furthermore, the civic body has requested the citizens to remain vigilant adding that they should immediately call toll free telephone number 18002330418 if crows, parrots, herons or migratory birds are found dead in any of the localities or if anything is reported from a commercial poultry farm. In case needed, the nearest veterinary clinic can also be contacted. Moreover, the toll-free telephone number 18002330418 of the Commissionerate of Animal Husbandry should be used to share the information immediately.

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