Bird Flu case found in Nepali capitalPublish By David K. Barger Updated 06/12/2012 8:41 pm in Health&Lifestyle / no comments
KATHMANDU, Nov. 29 — A case of bird flu or the H5N1 virus has been found in the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday.
The bird flu was found in less than six months after the government of Nepal declared Nepal a bird flu free zone.
The virus was located in a squatters’ area in Jadibuti at Kathmandu.
More than 500 ducks and chicken have been destroyed after the news of the disease.
The locals informed the District Livestock Service Office after all the chicken in a house died at once.
Talking to Xinhua, chief of District Livestock Service Office Bhaktapur Shiva Bahadur KC said, “The dead chicken were taken for a laboratory test where it was proven that they had died of bird flu.”
This is the first instance of bird flu found in the capital city although it was previously found in other places of Nepal.