BirdFl: Bauchi Govt. Kills 27,000 Birds To Curtial Spread

According to Samaila Burga, Chairman of the Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, the Bauchi government has killed approximately 27,000 birds to prevent the outbreak of bird flu in the state.

Mr Burga said the Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza, broke out in two Local Government Areas, Bauchi and Toro.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Bauchi that nine poultry farms were affected by the outbreak in the two local government areas of the state.

He said that 27,000 birds were killed in one of the poultry farms to avert its spread across the state.

“The birds were depopulated to prevent other birds from contracting the deadly disease, he said.

Mr Burga, also the state Commissioner for Agriculture and rural Development, said 130 veterinary doctors have been deployed to all the 20 local government areas for surveillance.

He said the government would embark on sensitisation of various stakeholders to educate them on how to detect any live bird infected with the disease.

Mr Burga warned people to avoid eating affected birds.

Source : NAN

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