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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Nepal (OIE, WAHID Interface, 2/5/10, edited)

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Nepal

    Information received on 05/02/2010 from Dr Prabhakar Pathak, Director General, Department of Livestock Services , Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Lalitpur, Nepal

    • Summary
      • Report type Immediate notification
      • Start date 26/01/2010
      • Date of first confirmation of the event 31/01/2010
      • Report date 05/02/2010
      • Date submitted to OIE 05/02/2010
      • Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
      • Date of previous occurrence 20/02/2009
      • 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
      • Summary of outbreaks
        • Total outbreaks: 1
        • Location(s) - GANDAKI (Pokhara submetropolitan city, ward No. 7, Gharipatan, Kaski)
          • Total animals affected: Species - Susceptible - Cases - Deaths - Destroyed - Slaughtered
            • Birds - ... - 153 - 153 - ... - ...
          • Outbreak statistics: Species - Apparent morbidity rate - Apparent mortality rate - Apparent case fatality rate - Proportion susceptible animals lost*
            • Birds - ** - ** - 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

    • Epidemiological comments
      • Stamping out operation is in progress.

    • Control measures
      • Measures applied
        • Quarantine
        • Movement control inside the country
        • Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
        • Dipping / Spraying
        • Vaccination prohibited
        • No treatment of affected animals
      • Measures to be applied
        • Stamping out

    • Diagnostic test results
      • Laboratory name and type Central Veterinary Laboratory, Kathmandu, Nepal (National laboratory)
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Birds - reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) - 31/01/2010 - Positive
      • Laboratory name and type Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), Weybridge, United Kingdom (OIE’s Reference Laboratory)
        • Tests and results: Species - Test - Test date - Result
          • Birds - real-time PCR - 03/02/2010 - Positive

    • Future Reporting
      • The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.


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    Re: Highly pathogenic avian influenza, Nepal (OIE, WAHID Interface, 2/5/10, edited)

    Pokhara is bird flu free now: Govt

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    The government has claimed that the recent bird flu outbreak in Pokhara has been controlled. It is preparing to officially declare the popular tourist destination free of the disease, according to a government official.

    On Feb. 4, the government had declared the outbreak of avian influenza (H5N1) on the basis of a lab test conducted on about 100 chickens and 38 ducks--belonging to Gyan Bahadur Khadka of Gariapatan--in the London-based Weybridge Lab.

    Subsequently, it had declared a 'bird flu-affected area' within the radius of one kilometre in Gharipatan with Khadka's house as the centrepoint.

    The government imposed a blanket ban on the movement of poultry products to and from Pokhara, and over 10,500 ducks and chickens were culled and poultry products were destroyed in the area.

    A committee under Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav was formed to take measures to control the virus spread. Also, a Rapid Response Team was deployed to the affected area and the area was put under close surveillance.
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