KATHMANDU, July 11: Department of Livestock Services has distributed Rs 81.08 million as compensation to farmers of nine bird flu-hit districts.

A 21 years old man, reported to be from Kavre district, succumbed to bird flu on March 29 and it has spread panic among commoners.

Nepal sees first bird flu death

May 3, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, May 2: For the first time, a man has died of avian influenza (bird flu) in Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, May 2: A 21 year old was killed by bird flu – the first to succumb to the H5N1 and HPAI virus in Nepal.

CHITWAN, May 2: Egg price has fallen below the cost of production due to decreased consumption in the wake of recent bird flu cases in Hetauda and Kathmandu.

Detecting bird flu

April 7, 2019 01:05 am

Tens of thousands of chickens have been culled due to bird flu that spread in dozens of poultry farms across the country in recent days. It is now confirmed that the “H5N1” virus is responsible for ongoing outbreaks. A couple of months ago, hundreds of chickens died of bird flu known as “H9N2” virus in a short period of time in a capital based poultry farm.

Bird flu detected in Bhaktapur

April 4, 2019 16:23 pm

BHAKTAPUR, April 4: Bird flu has been detected in a poultry farm in Bhaktapur district. Following the discovery at the Utkrista Multipurpose Agriculture Farm at Tarkhagal of Dadhikot in Suryabinayak municipality, 2,985 chickens and 150 kilograms poultry feeds were destroyed in the presence of the police, said vet Dr Chandra Dhakal of the Livestock Service Expert Centre.

MAKAWANPUR, March 30: Over 50,000 chickens in several farms in Hetauda Sub-Metropolis have been destroyed over the past eleven days following bird flu outbreak. Eggs and feed in huge amounts were also destroyed.

CHITWAN, March 23: The Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Experts Centre Chitwan has said bird flu has not been detected in Chitwan district.

PARBAT, March 22: Import of chickens has been stopped to four districts - Parbat, Baglung, Myagdi and Mustang - following detection of bird flu in neighbouring districts including Kaski, Chitwan and Makawanpur.

BANEPA, March 22: Kavre district is on high alert following the detection of bird flu in poultry farms of Hetauda, Kathmandu and Kaski.

Bird flu outbreak found in Kathmandu

March 17, 2019 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, March 17: Bird flu has been detected in two poultry farms at Tarkeshwar Municipality in Kathmandu.

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Chitwan, March 16: A high alert has been maintained in the district following the manifestation of bird flu in the neighborring Makawanpur district. Import of poultry and its products into the district, a pocket area for poultry, has been tightened, while poultry owners have been asked to maintain biosecurity plan.