Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Chhukha

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Oct/25/2016 10:36 PM   (0)Comments

A highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus outbreak in poultry birds had occurred at Alubari- Wangkha village under Bjacho geog in Chhukha on 10 October 2016. The outbreak occurred in a backyard poultry farm and resulted in death of 13 birds. The disease was confirmed by real time PCR test at National Centre for Animal Health Laboratory, Serbithang and also at OIE Reference laboratory in India. A Rapid Response Team is implementing the containment measures including surveillance in wild birds and domestic poultry birds. The source of outbreak is unknown and is being investigated. For details please visit http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid... Read More

Rabies outbreak in Samtse

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Oct/14/2016 7:32 AM   (0)Comments

On 17 September 2016, two stray dogs have bitten four dogs and four people in Garigaon village under Norbugang geog. One of the dogs was killed by the people. In almost at the same time, one stray dog have bitten 8 cows at Nimalung village in Ugyentse geog. One cow died on 7 October 2016 and the brain tissue tested positive to rabies virus. One rabid dog was killed by the people and the brain tissue tested positive to rabies virus. Again, a cow showed symptom of rabies and died in Tshakaling village under Yoeseltse geog. The human bite cases are undergoing PEP. Control measures have been implemented. Read More

FMD vaccination campaign in Chukha Dzongkhag

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Oct/12/2016 9:21 PM   (0)Comments

The officials from NCAH are assisting Chukha Dzongkhag team to vaccinate animals against Foot and Mouth disease in the high risk zone. The campaign was started from 2 October 2016 and will be continued until all the high risk zone demarcated for vaccination are completed. This is the 5th round of aggressive bi-annual vaccination campaign organized by Chukha Dzongkhag in collaboration with NCAH. The serum samples are being collected to assess the sero-conversion. No outbreak of FMD has been reported in the vaccination zone following implementation of bi-annual vaccination program in 2014. Read More

Rapid Response Team Working towards rapid containment of Rabies outbreak in Trashigang

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Oct/12/2016 9:00 PM   (0)Comments

Rapid Response Team has been working hard to rapidly contain ongoing rabies outbreak in Rangjung, Trashigang. The team managed to traced a suspected rabid dog that has bitten four cattle on 11 October 2016. The dog was captured on 12 October and euthanized on the same day. The brain tissue tested positive to rabies virus. Excepting four cattle, there are no history of any people bitten by this dog. The exposed cattle are being treated as per the National Rabies Prevention and Control Plan. Read More

IBD outbreak at National Poultry Breeding Centre, Sarpang

Posted by Dr Tenzin on Oct/11/2016 9:07 PM   (0)Comments

Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) outbreak was reported in poultry birds at National Poultry Breeding Centre (NPBC), Sarpang on 7 October 2016. The disease affected 31 day old Hyline silver brown birds (layer) which was imported from India as DOC. The farm imported 2990 birds of which 787 have died (26.32%) of the disease as on 11 Oct 2016. The disease was confirmed positive through laboratory test at National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang, Thimphu. The NPBC reported similar outbreak of IBD in the past. Control measures are being implemented in the farm. Read More