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Bird flu detected in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Jan 30

Bird flu has been detected in a flock of Turkey ducks at Sanglekhola Fatung in Tarakeswor municiplaity-7 of Kathmandu. Municipality’s Livestock Division Chief Dhanipat Roy shared that 1865 ducks, 622 quail birds, 32 chicks, 25 Turkey, 542 eggs and 75-kg feed were destroyed and disposed of after the confirmation of bird flu.

Poultry firms of local farmers have been sealed off with the assistance of a joint team of Nepal government’s Department of Health Serivce, Department of Livestock and Tarakeswor municipality’s health section after the detection of the flu. In view of the fear of the outbreak, the samples of poultry products from other firms have been sent for test, the municipality sources said. Chief Roy also informed that preventive spray has been undertaken in the bird flu affected areas.

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