Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Uh Oh! Bird Flu!

From US Embassy Nepal:
"As you may know, the Government of Nepal has confirmed an outbreak of
Avian Influenza in Kakarbhitta, Jhapa in eastern Nepal.  Currently, bird
flu has been confirmed only in Jha district, although active
surveillance is in effect in 26 other districts which border India.
Culling began as soon as the outbreak was confirmed and continues in a
3km radius of the outbreak."

So no more chicken burgers!  Actually the only area confirmed is extreme south east Nepal.  So not too worried about this but will definitely keep an eye on situation.

1 comment:

Michael Rabb said...

Well, no new outbreaks reported.

Although there have been bans by the authorities on the import of Indian poultry and eggs, they were very poorly implemented, said a local public health expert.

In the past the UN has warned that Nepal was vulnerable, given the large number of migrating birds.