May 25, 2022, Wednesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Bhaktapur reports fresh cases of bird flu

The Nepal Weekly
March 8, 2022

Bird flu has been detected in Bhaktapur district. Three poultry farms at Suryabinayak Municipality-10 in the district showed the bird flu. Paila Agricultural Farm, Shikhar Poultry Farm, and Ajima Poultry Farm suffered the avian flu.

The bird flu in Bhaktapur farms have been confirmed by the Animal Disease Investigation Laboratory, Tripureshwor. Sub-type F5F1 virus of HP1 was detected in the chicken, according to the laboratory.

After the detection of the bird flu, the security committee meeting held at the district administration officials decided to destroy the poultries and poultry products.

Assistant Chief District Officer and Information Officer Madhav Prasad Sharma said that the meeting decided to destroy the fowls, eggs, waste, and feed inside the demarcated area- Ajima Brick Factory en route to the Araniko Highway, roadway near Shikhar Poultry Farm in the north, the northern border of the Araniko Highway in the south, and the way en route to Panityanki in the north.

The vigilance would be stepped up on the transport of chicken and poultry products in the Kathmandu Valley including Bhaktapur with the help of local levels, Livestock Service Experts Centre, Lalitpur, and Livestock Service Department, according to the authorities.