Rise in death of H9-infected poultry in Chitwan

Published: April 06, 2018 3:03 pm On: Nepal


CHITWAN: The death of poultry due to infection from Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza H9 has increased in Chitwan district, which is also known as the poultry capital. A large number of chickens has died following the outbreak of infection caused by H9 virus, which was detected in the country in the beginning of February.

According to Chief of Bharatpur-based National Avian Disease Investigation Laboratory (NADIL), Dr Dayaram Chapagain, there is no confirmed statistics of how many fowls died from the infection, however, it is certain that around 40 per cent of the chickens have died in the district.