Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nepal: Second bird flu outbreak in capital

rapid response team comprising vet officials and technicians on Wednesday evening culled 200 chickens following confirmation of avian flu (H5N1) in a poultry farm owned by Bhim Prasad Lamichhane of Kirtipur -1 Tyanglaphant, Kathmandu.

The Directorate of Animal Health (DoAH) said that it is the second outbreak over the last two days.

Earlier on Monday evening, vet technicians had culled 1,465 chickens in a poultry farm owned by Amar Karki of Mulpani-3, Kathmandu following detection of bird flu virus. DoAH said the chickens in Lamichhane´s farm tested positive for bird flu on Tuesday evening.