Bird flu alert in Jhapa

Damak, May 15:

Jhapa district administration office has sounded alert to prevent bird-flu after the disease appeared in the Indian districts bordering Nepal.

Assistant Chief District Officer Laxman Prasad Hamal said a committees involving five poultry entrepreneurs and a security personnel has been formed in the areas where where veterinary service centres are available.

The committees would implement several programmes to spread awareness among the poultry farmers and villagers about the disease and ban import of chicken, ducks, vaccines and food grain according to Assistant CDO Hamal.

He said special measures have been taken to monitoring the possible spread of the highly contagious disease in the bordering areas like Kakadbhitta, Prithvinagar, Bahundangi and other areas of Jhapa district bordering India.

A team of officials from the Veterinary Service Department has reached the district to check the rising threat of spread of the disease due to importation of bird-flu in Jhapa.

Meanwhile, the Inaruwa temporary police post today destroyed 50 crates of eggs illegally imported from India on the suspicion of bird flu contamination.

The eggs were seized yesterday were buried underground in the presence of four representatives of the Animal Quarantine Check Post Sirsiya.

Earlier, the police post also had seized 175 broiler chickens illegally imported from and buried them, Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Buddhi Chaudhary at the temporary police post Inaruwa told this daily.

The government has banned import of poultry products from the Indian cities fearing the disease.