The district of Lalitpur, Nepal, has launched a month-long caution program against avian influenza after the virus was confirmed in a poultry farm at Sainbu, according to the District Public Health Office.

The office has begun conducting a public awareness campaign for those living in a three-kilometer radius of the infected area, making door-to-door visits to inform residents about H5N1 protection and prevention. Residents are also being told how to properly dispose of infected birds.

So far, 8,574 chicks have been culled and 1,600 eggs have been destroyed at two Sainbu poultry farms.