Bird flu reported in Tarkeshwar Municipality comes under control

Published On: February 5, 2021 06:02 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Bird flu seen at Tarkeshwar Municipality of Kathmandu has come under control. The disease was seen in turkeys and ducks reared by a local farmer of Sanglekhola of Tarkeshwar Municipality-7. 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, high-alertness was adopted not to let the disease get transmitted further and it has now come under control. 

Spokesperson for the ministry, Dr Shreeram Ghimire said that the area where the bird flu was detected was made safe by killing the livestock of the surrounding areas. 

He added, "We have been inspecting the area by sealing it. No more bird flu was detected in the area." Around 2,300 fowls were killed in the area after the confirmation of bird flu. A total of 1,865 ducks, 32 chicken, 25 turkeys, 542 eggs and 75 kg poultry feed were destroyed. 

According to the Department of Livestock Service, bodies related with livestock service of federation, province and local governments were mobilized not to let the disease spread to other areas. Information Officer at the department, Dr Chandra Dhakal, said that necessary activities like regular monitoring, testing suspicious samples and study are underway. 

The department has urged everyone to receive veterinary certificates mandatorily after getting health check-up  in course of transporting poultry products, to adopt biological safety measures on farm premises, to disinfect  farm premises regularly and to pay special attention on person hygiene as well as to inform bodies concerned if the fowls fall ill or die unnaturally. 


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