NIGER RECORDS OUTBREAK OF AVIAN FLU

Written by on March 24, 2021

THE NIGER GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THE OUTBREAK OF AVIAN INFLUENZA (FLU) IN A CLUSTER OF POULTRY FARMS IN THE STATE.

THE INFORMATION OFFICER, MINISTRY OF LIVESTOCK AND FISHERIES, MR ABUBAKAR KUTA, STATED THIS IN A STATEMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO NEWSMEN ON THURSDAY IN MINNA.

THE STATEMENT DISCLOSED THAT THOUSANDS OF BIRDS IN THE STATE, WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA, HAD BEEN LOST TO THE FLU.

IT ADVISED POULTRY FARMERS TO BE VIGILANT AND TO REPORT ANY INCIDENT OF SUDDEN HIGH MORTALITY OF THEIR BIRDS TO THE MINISTRY.


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