Eastern Nepal Destroys Poultry Products

NEPAL - At least 232 chickens, one duck, 26 pigeons and 41 eggs were destroyed in Pathamari village of Jhapa district in eastern Nepal after the detection of bird fluin the locality, the National News Agency RSS reported on Wednesday.
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Chief of bird flu control room, Jhapa, Indrakant Jha said a team led by chief of district livestock services office Dilip Sapkota destroyed the birds and poultry products on Tuesday.

According to the RSS, test conducted after sudden death of chickens in the locality had confirmed bird flu in the area five days ago, some 240 km east of Kathmandu.

Bird flu was detected for the first time in Nepal in kakarbhitta in the district nearly two months ago.

After the first outbreak of the disease in the country on 16 January, the government had declared emergency in affected area of Sarnamati village in Jhapa district in eastern Nepal.

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