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Bird flu in Banke, Nepal

The District Livestock Office in Banke, Nepal, has verified the outbreak of avian influenza in the region after tests of dead chickens and ducks in the area.

Janakram Bhandari, a veterinary doctor, said bird flu has been detected in Chacharpharka, of Binauna VDC-8, Chappargoudi of Khoalpur-4, Chhatakpur of Phhatepur and Phultekra area of Nepalgunj Municipality-7.

Some samples were sent to Kathmandu for laboratory tests on 8 March after a large number of birds died in the area. More than 50 chickens and birds have died in the area till now. The samples were sent to the central laboratory in Kathmandu on 8 March.

Banke Chief District Officer Birendra Bahadur Baniya said culling of birds in the area will start as soon as possible.

Source: The Himalayan

Natalie Berkhout

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