Bird flu detected in Kathmandu again

Published On: May 27, 2021 01:28 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 27: Bird flu has been detected at three places in Kathmandu again, according to the Department of Livestock Services.

The presence of Bird Flu (H5N8) was confirmed after samples collected from Turkey farms located at Kirtipur wards 4 and 9 and Chandragiri Municipality-2 showed positive reports. 

All bodies concerned at the provincial, local level working in the field of livestock services were mobilized to destroy fowls including birds and chickens that can transmit the infection. 

A total of 535 turkeys, 592 chicken, 76 quails, 20 ducks, 178 eggs and 900 kilograms of poultry feed were disposed of to prevent the transmission of the disease in livestock. 

The department has urged poultry farmers to adopt precautionary measures to stop further spread of the infection and come into contact if they have any problems with their poultry.

Prior to this, bird flu was detected in Tarkeshwar of Kathmandu and Nakkhu of Lalitpur. 


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