Bird flu, known as avian influenza or avian flu has been detected in Bhaktapur.
The Animal Disease Investigation Laboratory, Tripureshwor, confirmed bird flu in three poultry farms at Suryabinayak Municipality. Paila Agricultural Farm, Shikhar Poultry Farm, and Ajima Poultry Farm suffered the avian flu.
A sub-type F5F1 virus of HP1 was detected in the chickens, Laboratory said. The security committee meeting held at the district administration office decided to destroy the poultries and poultry products.
According to Assistant Chief District Officer and Information Officer Madhav Prasad Sharma, the meeting decided to destroy the fowls, eggs, waste, and feed inside the demarcated area. Officer Sharma also said the vigilance would be increased on the transport of chicken and poultry products in the Kathmandu Valley including Bhaktapur.