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Bird flu seen in Tarakeshwar comes under control

2021 Feb 05, 21:48,
This image shows chickens at a livestock farm in Nepal, in July 16, 2016. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bird flu witnessed in Tarkeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu district has come under control.

The bird flu was seen on turkey and duck reared by a local farmer of Sanglekhola in Tarakeshwar Municipality-7. 

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, high-alertness was adopted to prevent the spread the bird flu which has now come under control. 

Spokesperson at the Ministry, Dr Shreeram Ghimire said the livestock of the surrounding areas were killed to prevent further spreading of the disease. 

He said, "We have been inspecting the area by sealing it. No more bird flu was detected in the area." Around 2,300 fowls were killed in the area after the confirmation of bird flu. A total of 1,865 ducks, 32 chicken, 25 turkeys, 542 eggs and 75 kg poultry feed were destroyed. 

According to the Department of Livestock Service, bodies related to livestock service in federal, provincial and local levels were mobilised to prevent the spread of bird flu in other areas. Information Officer of the Department, Dr Chandra Dhakal said that necessary activities like regular monitoring, testing suspicious samples and study are underway. 

Meanwhile, the Department has ordered to get a veterinary certificate and made it mandatory after getting health check-up in course of transporting poultry products, to adopt biological safety measures in the farm premises, to disinfect farm premises regularly and to pay special attention to personal hygiene as well as to inform bodies concerned if the fowls fall ill or die unnaturally. 

The Department has already sealed off the border point adopting high-alert in Tarai area with the confirmation of bird flu at some states of India. 

Source: RSS

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