Nepal Reports More HPAI H5N1 Outbreaks in Gandaki

by 5m Editor
24 January 2013, at 5:32am

NEPAL - The Nepali veterinary authorities have reported four new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at various commercial broiler farms located in Gandaki.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 5 on 21 January 2013.

A total of 3160 birds were found susceptible, out of which 1112 cases were reported. The reportedly affected birds were found dead, while the remaining 2048 were destroyed.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

According to the report, 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.

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