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Monday, December 5, 2011

Nepal : Birgunj on high alert for bird flu

Via The Himalayan Times :

" BIRGUNJ: The District Livestock Office, Parsa, has observed high alert for protection from bird flu.

Chief and Senior Veterinary doctor of the Office, Udaya Pratap Singh, in the district level meeting held with the purpose of controlling infection of bird flu, said works for observing high alert have been expedited to control bird flu disease from entering in the district.

Singh also requested all not to import fowls and fowl-related materials, to use methods of bio- security in one’s poultry farms and to help by informing the nearby Livestock Centres and Sub-Centres if many fowls die suddenly.

Saying that initiatives have been started to stop importing of chicken and fowl related goods with the help of local administration and security bodies, Singh added that high alert has been observed in possible risk areas and monitoring works have been made very effective.

Official at Livestock Quarantine Office, Birgunj, Munindra Nath Sharma said they have started special care and that awareness-oriented programmes have been extensively forwarded not to let bird flu enter."

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