HPAI Outbreaks in Bagmati, Mechi15 February 2013
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported five new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at farms located in Mechi and Bagmati.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 6 on 15 February.
The outbreaks have affected 32- to 35-day-old commercial broiler flocks raised in closed farms and free-range backyard birds.
A total of 16560 birds were found susceptible, out of which 3651 affected birds were found dead. The remaining 12909 were destroyed.
According to the OIE, the birds showed respiratory distress, nervous signs and all affected birds died.
Cleaning and disinfection activities in the infected premises are completed.
Intensive surveillance activities are ongoing throughout the country.
The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.
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