BREAKING: Birdflu Outbreak in Kathmandu
Our warning proves ominous
KATHMANDU: NepalPress was probably the first to sound the alert on the disease paying us a visit. Finally, the nightmare has revealed itself here. Read our warning by clicking this link.
The Bird flu (H5N8) infection has been confirmed in Nepal. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development issued the statement which said that bird flu was found in ducks and turkeys in Sanglekhola in Tarkeshwor Municipality, Kathmandu.
Real-time PCR testing has confirmed bird flu infection. The government has banned the import of poultry products from India after the bird flu infection was confirmed.
It is also mentioned in the release that the surveillance is kept at a high level in the country keeping in mind the risk of spreading the infection. All domestic birds and other contagious objects in the affected area have also been destroyed.
1865 ducks, 622 bats, 32 chickens, 25 turkeys, 542 eggs and 75 kg grains have been destroyed. It is said that the affected areas have also been disinfected.
In order to help in controlling the disease, the department has requested to conduct health check while transporting birds and poultry products, to adopt biological safety methods in the farm premises and to pay attention to personal hygiene.