The Ministry of Agriculture and Forest would like to inform the public on the Containment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), H5N1 outbreak at Rinchending (Avian Flu). Outbreak has been declared in Rinchending (Kharbandi), Phuentsholing under Chukha Dzongkhag by the National Incident Command Centre (NICC) on 23rd February 2010.
To read the Minutes of the first NICC (National Incident Command Centre) meeting on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak at Rinchending, Phuentsholing please click here.
However, the Ministry has asked the public not to be alarmed because the incidence is fully under control and the required control measures are already in place. The Ministry will be providing regular updates to the general public on the new outbreak of HPAI through various media including this website www.moa.gov.bt. As such, the general public has been asked to
kindly extend full support and cooperation the implementation of HPAI c
Meanwhile to monitor the situation the Director General, Department of Livestock (DoL) and relevant MoAF officials are inspecting the sites.