In Bhaktapur, bird flu has been identified. The Department of Livestock Services reports that 10,480 chickens, 1,050 chicks, 4,523 eggs, and 1,475 kg of poultry feed were destroyed on Wednesday after bird flu was found in the hens of three poultry farms in Sudal, Changunarayan municipality-8.
Birds, especially domestic poultry and wild birds are the main victims of bird flu, also known as avian influenza. Many bird species can contract the virus, and certain strains of it can even infect people.
According to Changunarayan Poultry and Hatchery Industries Pvt Ltd, Arjun Giri Poultry Farm, and Aditya Poultry Farm, the bird flu has been discovered, according to Prajit KC, Superintendent of Police of the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur.
Bird flu infections in people can cause mild to severe symptoms, and in rare situations, the illness can be deadly. Fever, cough, sore throat, muscular pains, and respiratory discomfort are possible symptoms. The virus strain and the person’s general health are two variables that may affect how serious the sickness is.
Dr. Shrija Wagle, a veterinarian with the Department of Livestock Services, claimed that the bird flu was found in the poultry of three farms during a sample test that was conducted after the hens started dying suddenly.
Orthomyxoviridae family influenza viruses are the ones responsible for causing bird flu. Bird flu viruses come in a variety of subtypes, including H5N1, H7N9, and H9N2, among others. These viruses are often prevalent in wild birds, and they can infect domestic poultry by coming into touch with diseased birds, ingesting contaminated food or water, or coming into contact with contaminated surfaces or items.