Bird flu detected in Chitwan


May 19, 2018-

H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as bird flu, has been detected in a poultry farm belonging to Rajan Chaudhary at Surtani in Khaireni Municipality-9 of Chitwan district. After the bird flu was detected, the authorities have started slaughtering fowls in the area from Friday. According to the chief of Chitwan District Livestock Service Office Chet Narayan Kharel, the Livestock Service Department has confirmed about the detection of bird flu on Thursday midnight. Kharel said that the birds within the radius of three kilometre from the affected area will be destroyed so as to prevent the virus from spreading. (PR)

Published: 19-05-2018 06:33

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