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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bird flu detected in mid-western Nepal

Via Xinhua, H1N1 not so distant cousin H5N1 is still wrecking havoc. As many scientist fear, the combination of both this virused will create a superbug.

" Bird flu, the Avian Influenza H5N1 virus, has been detected in four places of Banke district in mid-western Nepal.

According to Wednesday's report, district livestock services office of Banke, some 365 km west of Kathmandu, confirmed the prevalence of bird flu in the district on Tuesday, after it received a report from the central laboratory in Kathmandu.

It had sent samples of poultry products to the laboratory after over 150 chickens and ducks died in a short span in Binauna, Kohalpur, Phattepur and Nepalgunj."

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