Nepal Reports HPAI in Mechi and Koshi13 March 2012
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Mechi and Koshi, wherein backyard bird populations were affected.
Follow-up Report No. 3 was sent to the OIE on Sunday, 11 March.
A total of 468 birds were found susceptible, out of which 326 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 142 birds were destroyed.
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.
The source of the outbreaks remain inconclusive.
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