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Bird flu confirmed in Midwest Nepal

SURKHET:- Bird flu has been confirmed in the poultry farming at Birendranagar Municipality-12 of Surkhet.

It was confirmed after PCR test at central livestock disease laboratory, according to Director General at Department of Livestock Service, Dr Damayanti Shrestha. Earlier, Tarakeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu had witnessed the bird flu.

Human resource has been mobilized from federal, provincial and local levels to immediately control the outbound supply of infected chicken. Even a team of veterinarians has been mobilized from the central level to control the spread.

Even the domestic fowls around the flu affected area were culled with the assistance of Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Land Management, Agriculture and Cooperatives at Karnali Province, the subordinate bodies and Birendranagar Municipality.

In this connection, 279 chicken and 102 pigeons were culled and 22 eggs and 31-kg feed destroyed. The flu-hit area has been disinfected.

The Department has requested all sides concerned to extend cooperation in control of the flu if it emerges in any other places.

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