FG Alerts Nigerians Of Bird Flu Outbreak

The Federal Government yesterday said there was a resurgence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the country.

Director, Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in a statement, cited a report from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau State, received on January 29.

He said all the necessary surveillance mechanisms had been activated across the 36 states.

“The outbreak occurred in two backyard poultry farms of multiples species (ostriches, geese, turkeys, layers and peacocks) in Kano state. Additionally, within a space of one week, outbreaks have been confirmed in two commercial farms in the state and another in Jos, Plateau State, thus indicating that the disease is rapidly spreading to other states.”




About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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