H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed at two poultry farms in the Bhaktapur district of Nepal. Chickens from one Lakhula poultry farm and another farm in Nangkhel have tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

Plans have been made to cull about 5,000 chickens from the Lakhula poultry farm and another 8,000 chickens from the Nangkhel poultry farm.

The tests were conducted by the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Kathmandu, according to eKantipur.com. In addition, chickens from three other farms will be tested for avian influenza.