November 30, 2011


Nepal confirms bird flu contamination in Bhaktapur farm


Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur district has confirmed bird flu contamination in its poultry farm on Tuesday (Nov 22).


The Veterinary Epidemiology Centre in Tripureshwor confirmed the disease at a local poultry farm of Chandra Bahadur Tamang, situated at the bank of Manahara River in the municipality.


An expert team dispatched from Department of Livestock Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives had initiated works in the disease prone areas from Tuesday morning.


Tamang had complained at the office of the livestock services after 35 of his chickens died on November 9 and 10.


A sample of the dead chicken was sent to England for test after the veterinary centre suspected of the disease. The test has confirmed that the chickens died of Bird flu.

Meanwhile, more than 500 chickens and ducks have been killed in the area since early morning Tuesday (Nov 29).

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