OIE Reports Nine HPAI Outbreaks in Six Provinces Across Nepal28 May 2013
NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported nine further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at various farms located in Seti, Mechi, Bagmati, Lumbini, Narayani and Gandaki, affecting broilers, backyard chickens, egg layers, ducks and a house crow (Corvus splendens) also known as Corvidae.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 8, stating that out of 122334 susceptible birds, 42653 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 79681 birds were destroyed. The house crow was also reportedly found dead.
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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