KATHMANDU, March 3 (Xinhua) — More than a dozen chickens belonging to two poultry farms in south Nepal district died of an unidentified disease triggering fear of bird flu outbreak in the area,  
The District Livestock Service Office of Siraha has sent a team of veterinarians equipped with necessary medicines to the area, according to Dr. Mohammad Mustafa of the office.

“The chickens might have died of cold. However, the reason for the deaths could be ascertained only after tests,” he said.
Meanwhile, meat-sellers in the area have started selling chicken at a reduced price, suspecting that the chickens might have died of bird flu.