OIE Reports Outbreak of HPAI in Nepal05 December 2011
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the region of Bagmati.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received an immediate notification on Friday, 2 December. The outbreak was first noted on 10 November and confirmed on 14 November.
The affected population consists of backyard chicken and duck population. According to the report, a total of 396 birds were affected out of which 88 cases were identified. While 88 deaths were recorded, a total of 308 birds were destroyed.
The source of the outbreak remains unknown. OIE report that stamping out activity was completed on 29 November 2011 and cleaning and disinfection of the infected premises were completed on 30 November 2011. Post-operative surveillance activities are ongoing and no further cases in other areas have been detected so far.
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