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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaski_District

    Bird flu in poultry farm in Pokhara alarms officials

    - LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Pokhara

    Feb 26, 2017- The H5N1 influenza virus has been detected in a poultry farm in Pokhara-18, Kaski, raising alarm bells of a possible outbreak.

    The bird flu virus was detected in dead fowls at the poultry farm belonging to Mina Pariyar of Khaltemasina in Pokhara. The District Livestock Services Office (DLSO) confirmed the virus in the poultry farm after laboratory tests. Samples sent to the Regional Veterinary Laboratory after Pariyar reported death of a duck on February 17, tested positive.

    Dr Kedar Raj Pandey, chief of the laboratory, said the sample was later sent to the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Kathmandu for confirmation. At least 17 ducks and 11 chickens have died in the farm so far.
    ...
    http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/n...officials.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Nepal
    Information received on 25/02/2017 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, DGA openRR, NEPAL, Nepal
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 17/02/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 22/02/2017
    Report date 25/02/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 25/02/2017
    Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
    Date of previous occurrence 22/05/2014
    Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5N1
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced), Necropsy
    This event pertains to the whole country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 Khalte masina, Pokhara Sub Metropolitan city-18, Kaski, GANDAKI
    Date of start of the outbreak 17/02/2017
    Outbreak status Resolved (25/02/2017)
    Epidemiological unit Backyard
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 395 98 98 297 0
    Affected population Chicken and ducks reared under a backyard system
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
    Birds 395 98 98 297 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 24.81% 24.81% 100.00% 100.00%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Epidemiological comments Ducks reared under a backyard system started to show torticollis and greenish white diarrhea and died. Chicken reared in the same premises also died acutely without showing any prominent clinical signs. Premises adjoining to the affected household also showed the similar symptoms with few deaths.
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Screening
    • Disinfection / Disinfestation
    • Quarantine
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Stamping out
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Vaccination prohibited
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • No other measures
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 22/02/2017 Positive
    Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 23/02/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
    ...
    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23016
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/...ats-suspended/

      Bird flu in Pokhara: Trade of eggs, meats suspended
      Published: March 04, 2017 7:23 pm On: Nepal
      Bharat Koirala

      POKHARA: The trade of eggs, meats and poultry has been suspended in the core city area of Pokhara of Kaski district for 10 days after tests found that more chickens died of bird flu.

      The District Bird Flu Technical Committee made the decision on Saturday.

      The suspension will be effective in wards 1-18 of Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City.

      Information Officer at the District Livestock Service Office, Thagendra Prasad Aryal, informed that a test found that the cause of the death of 70 chickens at the farm of Dipendra KC in Khaltemasina was bird flu, forcing the Committee to impose the ban.

      Earlier, on February 25, ducks at the farm of Mina Pariyar had been found infected with the virus...

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      • #4
        Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
        Nepal
        Information received on 05/03/2017 from Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal, Doctor, Department of Livestock Services, DGA openRR, NEPAL, Nepal
        Summary
        Report type Follow-up report No. 1
        Date of start of the event 17/02/2017
        Date of confirmation of the event 22/02/2017
        Report date 05/03/2017
        Date submitted to OIE 05/03/2017
        Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
        Date of previous occurrence 22/05/2014
        Manifestation of disease Sub-clinical infection
        Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
        Serotype H5N1
        Nature of diagnosis Laboratory (basic), Laboratory (advanced)
        This event pertains to the whole country
        Related reports Immediate notification (25/02/2017)
        Follow-up report No. 1 (05/03/2017)
        New outbreaks (1)
        Outbreak 1 Pokhara sub-metropolitan city-18, Bhim devi marg, Subhkamana Tole, Kaski, GANDAKI
        Date of start of the outbreak 28/02/2017
        Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
        Epidemiological unit Backyard
        Affected animals
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 2162 0 2162 0
        Affected population The outbreak was detected as a result of post-operative surveillance outside the containment zone of the first outbreak in Khalte masina area. However, the backyard chicken showed no apparent clinical signs and symptoms.
        Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
        Total animals affected
        Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
        Birds 2162 ** 0 2162 0
        Outbreak statistics
        Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
        Birds ** 0.00% ** 100.00%
        *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
        **Not calculated because of missing information
        Epidemiology
        Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
        • Unknown or inconclusive
        Control measures
        Measures applied
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Screening
        • Disinfection / Disinfestation
        • Quarantine
        • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
        • Stamping out
        • Official destruction of animal products
        • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
        • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
        Measures to be applied
        • No other measures
        Diagnostic test results
        Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
        Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds rapid tests 01/03/2017 Positive
        Central Veterinary Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 01/03/2017 Positive
        Future Reporting
        The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
        ...
        http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=23112
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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