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Hundreds Of Birds Culled In Kathmandu After Confirmation Of Fresh Bird Flu Cases

Bird Flu has been detected in Tarkeshwor Municipality of Kathmandu. The flu was discovered in birds including turkey, ducks, and chicken in local poultry farms.

The central animal disease investigation laboratory, after testing samples of birds through the PCR method, confirmed that they were carrying the virus. Hundreds of birds are culled in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Saturday as fresh cases of Bird-Flu (H5N8) were confirmed after several samples underwent tests in recent days.

According to Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development press release, there are confirmed cases of Bird-Flu at a farm in Tarkeshwor Municipality-7 in capital Kathmandu.

At least 1,865 ducks, 622 quails, 32 chickens, 25 turkeys, 542 eggs and 75 kg chicken fodder were destroyed after detection of virus at the local farm, the release said.

“A real time PCR test conducted at Central Livestock Research Laboratory confirmed the infection,” the release stated.

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