Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bird flu confirmed in Ilam also‚ Phakphok declared "infected site"

ILAM: Bird flu has been confirmed in Phakphok VDC-2 of Ilam district. An emergency meeting of the district-level bird flu disease control committee held on Sunday confirmed the avian influenza virus in Phakphok.

Dr. Kumar Singh Khatri of the District Livestock Office, Ilam, said the samples of the dead chicken were sent to the Regional Office, Biratnagar, on January 19 for laboratory test. The area has been declared 'infected site' and high alert has been maintained against bird flu from today.

Three kilometers from the house of farmers Dil Bahadur Khadka and Bhuwanti Chemjong of Phakphok-2 has been declared 'prohibited area'.

Dr Satya Narayan Shah of Animal Quarantine, Kakadbhitta, said bird flu was confirmed in the sample tests done in Livestock Disease Research Lab, Tripureswor, and Veterinary Laboratory Agency, U.K.

A team of doctors led by Dr Kumar Singh Khatri has left for the infected area to apply safety measures. Source