Afghan health ministry has confirmed the presence of bird flu in their county. This was disclosed by Faizullah Kakar, the deputy from the health ministry.
The lethal H5N1 virus was found in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Though initially a human case was suspected, later it was diagnosed as the case of malaria. The Nangarhar area has been quarantined and all the necessary precautions are being followed.
Culling of birds was initiated earlier this week in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces. Afghanistan was hit by Avian influenza last year but fortunately there was no human attack of this virus.