BHAKTAPUR: At least 1,200 chickens have died of bird flu at a poultry
farm in Bode-3 of Madhyapur Thimi in Bhaktapur till Monday noon.
The Animal Health Directorate collected samples of dead chickens
from the farm after its owner, Om Bahadur Khadka, reported death of
Khadka’s poultry farm used to inhabit 2,000 fowls.
It has been confirmed only today that the fowls had died of bird flu.
With confirmation of bird flu, the Animal Health Directorate has
declared the area a crisis zone for 90 days and intensified surveillance
for the deadly flu strain.
Khadka's farm first recorded fowl deaths on October 11.