Stories Tagged 'Bird flu'
The H5N1 influenza virus, commonly known as bird flu, has been detected among the chickens reared by a farmer at Madhyabindu Municipality in Nawalparasi (East).
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Fowl samples were collected and sent to the Central Veterinary Laboratory for a lab test after dead chickens were found at Punyamata stream in Banepa on Sunday.
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In a hurriedly called press conference on May 2, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that a person had died from bird flu, the first human casualty in Nepal by H5N1 virus. The 21-year-old had died on March 29, according to the ministry.
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Goat meat has become dearer by around Rs150 per kg in the Kathmandu Valley over the past month, mainly due to a fall in imports of live animals from India and a surge in demand caused by consumers switching to goat from chicken over a bird flu scare.
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The H5N1 bird flu virus that has been confirmed as the first cause of death in Nepal, 10 years after it was first detected in birds in 2009, is the world’s first H5N1 human infection since February 2017 and has raised issues of public health emergency of international concern as government and WHO officials refuse further information on the case.
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A man from Kavre has died due to avian flu, in the first death ever by the disease in the country, officials at the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.
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