July 26, 2021


Gurugram, India authorities declare poultry safe to consume following death of resident



Officials of Gurugram, India's animal husbandry department have declared poultry in the city safe for consumption after conducting a check at 18 poultry farms in Gurugam.


28 teams of the health department conducted checks a day after the district health department confirmed a resident's death, whose sample tested positive for bird flu in tests done by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. Officials said that no ill bird was found during their checks and that poultry products were safe to consume, provided they are cooked at 70°C for 30 minutes.


"Health teams… visited 16 villages in a radius of 10 kilometres, covering a population of 46,177. There is no suspected case of bird flu found in the area. (The) animal husbandry department reported no signs and symptoms of any kind of disease or illness in the birds," stated a letter submitted by a district officer of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) to the state health department.


- Hindustan Times