Saturday, December 15, 2007

No bird flu here, say officials

At a time when bird flu has hit parts of West Bengal of India, which also borders Nepal, officials here have said that the dreaded disease has not arrived in the country.
But they have warned that the disease could enter into the country if proper precautions are not taken.
“Bird flu has not been seen in Nepal. But we cannot be complacent,” Dr. Baikuntha Parajuli, director of Livestock Health Directorate, told today.
He said that experts would immediately be dispatched to any area reporting unusually high mortality of birds and chicken.
He informed that chicken that recently died in hundreds in Jhapa district had not suffered from bird flu but quite another disease.

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