Biological Hazard – Asia – India

EDIS Number: BH-20120326-34656-IND
Date / time: 26/03/2012 15:38:40 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Asia
Country: India
State/County: State of Uttar Pradesh
Location: Lalitpur
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Some 8,500 chickens have been culled and 1,500 eggs destroyed in Lalitpur, following the detection of the avian influenza (H5N1) causing bird flu there. The bird flu virus was detected in chickens of a poultry farm owned by one Dhiren Gurung of Sainbu-5 some five days ago. This was the first bird flu case in the district. Similarly, lab test of the sample extracted from chickens of the poultry farm adjoining Gurung's farm turned out to be positive on Sunday. The farm was owned by one Kamal Ghimire. The District Livestock Service Office, however, had faced problems to destroy chickens excreta following the obstruction from Gurung. Gurung wanted compensation for destroying the chicken excreta in his farm. But, later he was agreed to have it destroyed following a meeting held among the bodies concerned on Monday. Chief of the District Livestock Service Office, Department of Animal Health Services, representatives from police administration and poultry entrepreneurs were present at the meeting. "We were forced to take the help from the police administration after the technicians' team deputed by the Office was barred from carry out their duty", said Office Chief Dr Mugal Saha. Meanwhile, over 150 birds died all of sudden at Divarna VDC on Arghakhanchi district in the past three days. Bird flu has been suspected behind the death of birds of locally known Sari species. A specimen of the dead birds has been sent to Kathmandu for lab test, according to Chief of District Livestock Service Office in Arghakhanchi, Dr Gopal Giri.

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