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Tag Archives: Bird Flu

Bird flu breaks in South Africa

There have been a continuous outbreak of Bird flu in South Africa as more cases were recorded in six of the nine provinces, authorities confirmed on Sunday. At least 600,000 birds have been culled, according to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). The recent outbreaks of the highly …

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Bird Flu: Ebonyi Poultry farmers to be compensated by FG

The Federal Government will from July 5 compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers affected by the December 2016 Avian Influenza attack on poultry farms in the state. Uchenna Orji, the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, disclosed this on Mondayin Abakaliki during a training programme for poultry farmers in the state …

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Kano Govt Decries Recent Outbreak Of Bird Flu

Kano State Government has announced the recent resurfacing of bird flu in the state. The State Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Shehu Bawa, made this disclosure in the state capital on Wednesday as he added that the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms …

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Kaduna Declares ‘Red Alert’ On Bird Flu

Kaduna State has declared a red alert on a possible outbreak and spread of bird flu. The virus was reported to have been detected two weeks ago on a small poultry farm in Chikun district of the state, causing fears that there might soon be an outbreak. Dahiru Abdullahi, an …

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First Case Of Bird Flu Confirmed In Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Orji Uchenna, has confirmed the detection of the first case of Avian Influenza (bird flu) infection in the state. Uchenna said in Abakaliki that the virus was detected in a poultry farm at Ugwuachara area of the state capital. He stated …

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Plateau Confirms Fresh Outbreak Of Bird Flu

The Plateau State Government on Friday confirmed a fresh outbreak of Avian Influenza, saying that the bird flu had so far affected six farms. The confirmation was contained in a statement signed by the state’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Doris Bitrus, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria …

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Fears Heighten As Lagos Records New Cases Of Bird Flu

New incidences of bird flu have been recorded in Lagos state, with an estimated 60,000 birds already affected, the News Agency of Nigeria reports amid mounting fears and panic. Executive Secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, Mr. Olugbenga Ogunsetan, confirmed this yesterday in Lagos. He said …

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Reports Of Bird Flu In Obasanjo Farms False – Agric Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has dismissed a media report claiming that the Obasanjo Farms has been attacked by bird flu. A newspaper had reported that residents living around the farm had raised alarm on the outbreak of the bird flu, expressing fears that their lives were in …

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Bauchi Culls 4,500 Birds As Bird Flu Hits Five Farms

The Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, has hit three local government areas of Bauchi State, affecting 14,666 birds out of which about 4,508 have so far been culled by government officials. According to the Director, Veterinary Services, in the state Ministry of Animal Resources and Nomadic Resettlement, Dr …

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Bird Flu: Bauchi State Govt. Bans Movement Of Poultry, Poultry Products Into State

The Bauchi State Government has announced the ban on movement of poultry and poultry products into the state from other states battling to contain the outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as “Bird Flu”. The Desk Officer, State Avian Influenza Control Programme, Ibrahim Bello, announced the ban on Friday in …

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Ogun Confirms Outbreak Of Bird Flu

The Ogun State government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu. The state commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Ronke Sokefun while addressing newsmen said samples from Sango, Sagamu and Ifo live birds market tested positive to the highly pathogenic bird flu. According to her, samples of …

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112,000 Chickens Slaughtered In Japan To Contain Bird Flu

Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 112,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu infections at a poultry farm in the south. DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the virus at a farm in Kumamoto prefecture that kept 56,000 birds, after its owner reported on Saturday a lot of …

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New Bird Flu ‘More Lethal’ To Humans – WHO

A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top health official has said. The H7N9 virus …

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Bauchi Warns Nigeria Against Bird Flu Outbreak

The Bauchi State Government has warned Nigerians, especially poultry farmers over the possible outbreak of a new Avian Influenza virus, otherwise known as H7N9 virus. The Desk Office Information Officer, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmed who spoke with newsmen yesterday, in Bauchi, the state capital, said that Avian flu which broke out …

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7-year-old Girl First To Contact New Bird Flu Strain In Beijing

A seven year old girl in China’s capital is the first person to contract a new strain of bird flu outside of the eastern region, state news agency Xinhua reported. The girl was reportedly in a stable condition in a Beijing hospital on Saturday, and she has been given the …

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Shanghai Poultry Markets Shut As Traces Of Bird Flu Is Found

A second Chinese city has culled birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 avian influenza, which has killed six people in the country, as Shanghai’s live poultry markets remained shut. The health ministry said on Saturday that since announcing a week ago, the virus had been found in humans for …

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