1st bird flu death in Nepal

KATHMANDU:A 21-year-old man has died here after being infected by bird flu, becoming the first-ever patient in the Himalayan nation to succumb to the viral disease, according to a media report.

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Kathmandu, May 3 

A 21-year-old man has died here after being infected by bird flu, becoming the first-ever patient in the Himalayan nation to succumb to the viral disease, according to a media report.

The patient, whose identity has not been revealed, was admitted to a hospital in Kathmandu on March 24 with symptoms of fever and cough. His saliva sample was sent to the National Public Health Lab and also to Japan following which it was confirmed that he was suffering from bird flu — PTI 

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