Culling of birds completed in Nepal

February 26th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Feb 26 (ANI): The Rapid Response Teams (RRT) deployed to control bird flu in Sharanmati area Jhapa district has completed its culling operation on Wednesday.

The RRTs killed 2891 chickens, 29 ducks, 265 pigeons and destroyed 8257 eggs belonging to some 446 households of the bird flu affected area during the four day operation that begun on Sunday.

According to District Livestock Services Officer Dilip Sapkota, the 45 technicians of the five RRTs will be stationed at Sharanamati area for a week for health check up.

The government has also banned the transportation of poultry products throughout the country.

The first bird flu outbreak was confirmed in Kakarbhitta on January 16. The government had killed 28,000 chickens in the area to control the virus.

Earlier, Agriculture Minister Jayprakash Gupta had asked the international community and donor agencies to provide help to Nepal to fight the disease.

He issued strict instructions to officials working at the Indo-Nepal border check points to quarantine border areas and pay special attention to their task. (ANI)

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