KATHMANDU, Nepal- The government has declared that the bird flu is controlled and has appealed to consume the fowls without any fear, but, locals of Bhaktapur municipality are again terrified of suspected bird flu rumour after birds on flight started dropping dead.
People are worried that the flu is making a comeback after the district witnessed crows and pigeons on flight were found dropped dead.
Bhaktapur, a native district in the capital valley, was declared a bird flu emergency zone on August 15 and over one million chickens have been slaughtered since then.
Though the government authorities on Tuesday claimed that the general public need not panic on the death of pigeons and crows in some areas of Bhaktapur district where a bird flu emergency has been declared.
However, locals were not in a mood to accept the declaration that came without conducting laboratory tests on the dead birds.
The Bhaktapur Bird Flu Control Section asked locals to bury dead pigeons and crows well, without bothering to conduct avian influenza tests on the samples. “Who will be responsible if they catch ‘bird flu’ after burying the birds?,” locals wondered.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu district veterinary office said no incidents of birds falling dead have been reported in the district so far.