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Unknown Disease Kills Over 1000 Chickens in Nepal

by 5m Editor
29 January 2009, at 10:07am

NEPAL - More than 1,000 local chickens have died from unknown disease in a village in Sindhuli district in central Nepal, the National News Agency RSS reported yesterday.

According to the RSS, the chickens died from the disease, that has spread for the past few days, said a local.

She said 75 local chickens died in her house alone. They died with swollen throat and accumulation of water. The disease is not identified and the whole village, some 40 km southeast of Kathmandu, is in terror, the RSS said.

Technical team from the District Livestock Office has not reached so far, whereas technician of the office Tika Shrestha said the outbreak was because no medicines were given to the chickens in time.

Earlier, Nepal started culling birds from 16 January in Kakarvittaof Jhapa District, which is a bird flu emergency area. It was the first time to detect the disease in Nepal.