Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nepal: Morang High Alert for #birdflu #H5N1

BIRATNAGAR, March 16: A high alert has been adopted in Morang against bird flu hazard, owing to an outbreak of avian influenza (H5N1) in Indian border district, Purniya of Bihar.

According to the regional livestock quarantine office Biratnagar, import of poultry and poultry products, feeds and vaccine from India has been banned in the district, bearing in mind the possibility of bird flu outbreak. The bird flu virus was detected in chickens at a Madhuwani-based poultry farm at Lankatole few days back.

Security bodies in Morang and Sunsari, local administrations, customs offices, traders and livestock quarantine offices have been alerted on the possibility of bird flu outbreak in the districts. Surveillance at border areas has been increased to check the illegal import of fowls and fowl-related products, office chief Dr Ram Sharan Saha

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