Bird flu was seen in Surkhet

9 Asar, Surkhet. Bird flu has been detected in the municipality of Birendranagar of Surkhet. The state poultry directorate has confirmed that bird flu has been detected in turkeys reared in the farm of farmer Tekraj Acharya of Birendranagar-3.

An emergency meeting held at the district administration office after the bird flu was detected has decided to destroy the birds immediately. According to Chief District Officer Khagendra Rijal, an RRT (Review Rescue Team) has been sent to the affected areas to destroy the birds.

The meeting also decided to sanitize the area around the poultry farm where bird flu has been confirmed.

Mohan Giri, acting head of the Animal and Poultry Directorate, Karnali Pradesh, said that the team was instructed to destroy the birds only after 8 pm, saying that it could spread terror due to the dense population.

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