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Friday, March 16, 2012

Nepal : Bird flu confirmed in Pharphing

Via Nepal News :

" Bird flu (H5N1 strain) has been confirmed at a poultry firm in Pharphing, Kathmandu.

The tests on a sample of the dead chicken of Dallu Hatchery and Feed Firm confirmed that the chicken died of avian influenza, according to the director of directorate of National Animal Health Ram Krishna Khatiwada. Hundreds of chicken had died at the firm.

Khatiwada also said that preventive measures to stop the spread of bird flu have been adopted keeping the area under high alert.

Earlier in the month of February, bird flu was confirmed in Sunsari and Ilam districts."

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