Nepal Reports 85 New Bird Flu Outbreaks

by 5m Editor
13 November 2013, at 12:24am

NEPAL - The Nepalese veterinary authorities have reported 85 new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza at various farms across Bagmati, Narayani and Bheri, affecting broilers, layers, parent stock birds and backyard birds.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 13 on Tuesday, 12 November.

According to the report, a total of 1,416,000 birds were found susceptible, out of which 43691 cases and deaths were reported. The remaining 1,372,309 birds were destroyed.

According to the OIE, 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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