HPAI Reported in Mechi and Koshi16 February 2012
NEPAL - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Kosha and Mechi.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 2 yesterday, 15 February. The affected population consists of backyard birds and layers.
Out of 12214 susceptible birds, 6094 cases were reported. All 6094 affected birds were found dead. A total of 6120 birds were destroyed.
The source of the outbreak remains inconclusive.
Stamping out followed by cleaning, disinfection, disposal and sealing of the infected premises have already been completed. Post-operative surveillance activities are being intensively carried out throughout the country.
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