A new respiratory disease ‘infectious coryza’, which is similar to the coronavirus is rapidly spreading among chicken across the country.
According to the details, the respiratory disease called ‘infectious coryza’ has been spreading in chicken across poultry farms in Pakistan.
Chairman Consumer Association Pakistan Kokab Iqbal said that the disease is said to be similar to the coronavirus, however, this infection affects chickens with symptoms of common cold and respiratory problems.
Furthermore, there have been several poultry farms shut down across the country after the detection of infectious coryza among the chicken.
The CAP Chairman also said that the disease is being reported in the United States more than Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention that the price of broiler chicken has dropped down to Rs. 402 per kg after being sold as high as Rs. 600 during the past few weeks.
The CAP Chairman, Kokab Iqbal, said that the price of broiler chicken has fallen in the past too as a result of bird flu and “Ranikhet” disease.
The respiratory disease ‘infectious coryza’ affects only chickens and its symptoms include deceased activity, nasal discharge, sneezing and facial swelling.
It bears mentioning that infectious coryza is not transferable to humans.