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Nepal Reports More Bird Flu Outbreaks

by 5m Editor
16 March 2010, at 8:13a.m.

NEPAL - Four more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported in Nepal.

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 1 dated 14 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report describes four new outbreaks of HPAI in the central southern regions of Rapti, Lumbini and Narayani. All four outbreaks involved backyard flocks, totalling 1,471 birds. Of these, 639 died and 838 were destroyed.

The presence of the H5N1 sub-type of the virus has been confirmed.

Further Reading

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