More than 1 million infected chickens, turkeys found since bird flu outbreak

Digital Desk, Tal Aviv. The total number of chickens and turkeys found with the pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza during the current virus outbreak in Israel has passed 1 million. This information was given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

During the outbreak of the virus, 17,000 infected ducks were also detected, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement issued on Thursday. More than 8,000 infected wild storks had died in the northeastern Hula Lake region. These cases of bird flu have been found in northern and southern Israel since mid-November last year, especially in the past three weeks.

According to the ministry, once caught, it is necessary to kill all infected chickens, turkeys and ducks. This has led to a shortage of eggs in the country and in response, the ministry has opened the market for duty-free import of lakhs of eggs.Agriculture This time, the wave of bird flu seen in recent years is different than anything else, Minister Oded Forer said. Our team is handling all matters. In view of the cases of bird flu, Environment Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg signed an ordinance on Monday, which bans hunting in the country till the end of January 31.

(IANS)

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