Avian Flu H5N1 Outbreak in Nepal

NEPAL - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 has occurred in Nepal.
calendar icon 16 October 2012
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The outbreak was reported by Dr Nar Bahadur Rajwar, Director General, Department of Livestock Services in Lalitpur, Nepal

The outbreak started on 27 August at Sanepa-2, Sanchal, Lalitpur in Bagmati.

In total, there were 2,500 cases at a commercial layer farm rearing dual-purpose birds, and all birds died as a result.

The last outbreak in the country was in March 2012. The cause of this latest outbreak is unknown and it is described as 'resolved'.

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