Birdflu detected in Pokhara

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 25, 2017-

A fresh strain of bird flu case has been detected in Pokhara.

The bird flu causative virus was detected and confirmed while testing the chickens and ducks of one Mina Pariyar of Khaltemasini-18, Pokhara.

Local authority has declared Khaltemasini and its vicinity as infected zone and called on concerned stakeholders to halt the transportation and distribution of birds.

After Pariyar complained the deaths of her 11 local chickens and 17 ducks, the sample were sent to regional veterinary laboratories for test on February 17. The test detected the presence of H5N1 virus.

Birdflu was first detected in Nepal in 2009.

Published: 25-02-2017 09:46

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