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Poultry farmers told to stay alert against bird flu in Kavre

Himalayan News Service

Kavre, November 28

Kavre District-level Technical Committee has urged poultry farmers to stay on high alert as bird flu virus becomes active during cold season.

District Veterinary Hospital Kavre and Livestock Expert Centre Chief Dr Mogal Prasad Shah said the committee had decided to urge poultry entrepreneurs to pay special attention to the health check-up of chickens at the district border, maintain bio-security of chickens and other fowls.

A 21-year-old youth had died of bird flu seven months ago in Kavre according to the health ministry.

Locals and poultry farmers have been terrorised since the incident. The boy was admitted to the hospital after he complained of fever and common cold. The ministry had kept the name secret saying that he had died of avian influenza.

Meanwhile, the centre has decided to reinstate check-points at Kavrepalnchowk’s border points Sanga, Nala and Mangaltar. Chickens, eggs and birds will be allowed to enter the district only after check-up.


A version of this article appears in print on November 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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