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Avian flu: Niger State confirms outbreak in poultry farms

The Niger State government revealed that poultries have lost birds due to the outbreak of the disease.

The Avian flu outbreak causing challenges to agriculture value chains globally has been confirmed by the Niger State government.

This was disclosed by Mr Abubakar Kuta, Information Officer, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in a statement reported by NAN.

The Niger State government revealed that poultries have lost birds due to the outbreak of the disease and urged farmers to be vigilant and to report any incident of sudden high mortality of their birds to the ministry.

The government also advised farmers to take precautionary measures including; exchanging egg crates, disinfection of farm and farm tools, maintain strict farm hygiene, restrict the movement of vehicles and people into their farms.

What you should know

  • The WHO advised last month that the risk of human-to-human spread of the H5N8 strain of bird flu appears low after it was identified for the first time worldwide in farmworkers in Russia.
  • Lagos State Government confirmed earlier this month that it will go on a two-week decontamination of 26 major poultry markets in the state against the resurgence of avian influenza (bird flu).

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