Bird flu menace in Chitwan

Bird Flu in Nepal Kathmandu

CHITWAN: Bird flu has been confirmed in two poultry farms of Chitwan.

Officials said that the avian influenza was detected in the poultry farm of Laxmi Rana of Gondrang at Bharatpur-9 and Rajendra Hamal of Mangalpur VDC- 7.

The samples were sent for the test at the Central Lab by the Bird Disease Research Laboratory, Bharatpur on April 15.

There were some 60,000 layers species of chickens in Rana’s farm and 4,000 in the farm of Hamal.

More than Rs. 25 billion has been invested in poultry in this district regarded as a leading district for poultry.