Virus of foot and mouth disease in Chitwan identified


CHITWAN, JAN 20 - The virus of the foot and mouth disease that had taken epidemic proportion in Chitwan has been identified.

The virus of the disease has been identified as PanAsia , according to the District Livestock Health Office.

A sample from the cattle affected by the disease had been sent to the National Foot and Mouth and Epidemic Disease Laboratory in Budhanilakantha, Kathmandu.

The virus was identified following tests at the laboratory and it is expected to help us check the disease, said Chief of the Office Dr Ram Kumar Karki.

A total of 42 cattle heads have already perished due to the disease in Chitwan alone.

Posted on: 2014-01-20 04:43