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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nepal : Lab tests confirm outbreak of bird flu in Sunsari

Via Nepal News :

" The government authorities Sunday confirmed outbreak of bird flu in Sunsari district where around 5,000 chickens had died earlier this week.

The tests on a sample of the dead chicken at a laboratory based in London, England confirmed that the chickens at two poultries in Khanar and Itahari died of bird flu, also called avian influenza, according to programme director of the directorate of National Animal Health (DNAH) Dr Ram Krishna Khatiwada.

Samples of the dead chicken were sent to the UK after the large number of chickens of Pathivara Poultry Firm and Itahari-based PK Poultry died earlier this week.

District authorities said they have started to adopt preventive measures to stop the spread of bird flu in the district. Other government agencies in the district have also been put on high alert."

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