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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Nepal : Don’t neglect the flue related effects

Via Review Nepal, excerpt :

" Kathmandu, particularly the Lokanthali of Bhaktapur district is reeling under the fear of bird flu. The area is declared as the deadly virus affected area as diagnosis had conform that chicken of a local Chandra Bahadur Tamang had died due to the infection of H1N1 virus. Though the government authorities declared the Lokanthali as the bird flu-affected area with intent to stop it from spreading, entire Kathmandu valley and other parts of the country have also badly been reeling under the fear.

Detection of H5N1 virus in Kathmandu is not only the concern in home but as the abroad as the valley is not only place where large human population center but also the gateway too. It seems that Government’s response over the H5N1 virus is inadequate which would cause huge loses in days to come. The government authorities had initiated preventive measure only after 15 days of the virus griped the area. Poultry farmer Tamang had first complained on November 10 after 90 chickens in his farm died during the previous two days. But the government authorities only acted on November 29. People have a fear that the virus would have speared even other area.

Responding to complains made by the Tamang, the first test was carried out in Kathmandu which had confirmed the presence of H5N1 virus in the area."

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