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Severe outbreak of H5N8 bird flu reported on Nepal farm

Nepal has reported firmed an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Koshi region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Nepalese authorities.

world Updated: Mar 13, 2017 18:40 IST
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Health workers in full protective gear collect dead chickens after a culling operation.(AP File/ Representational Photo)

Nepal has reported firmed an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Koshi region, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Nepalese authorities.

The virus killed 3,650 of the 6,200 hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled, the Paris-based OIE said.

Nepal had already reported last month an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard chickens and ducks.

First Published: Mar 13, 2017 18:40 IST