Over 10,000 Birds Destroyed in Jos Due to Bird flu

Over 10,000 Birds Destroyed in Jos Due to Bird flu

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Plateau State chapter, has said that over 10,000 birds had been destroyed in Jos as a result of the outbreak of bird flu.

Bird flu which is also known as avian influenza is a disease caused by a virus, which can contracted through contact with sick birds. It can easily be spread by human who have come in contact with sick birds or birds flying from one place to the other.

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The Public Relations Officer of the association in the state, Mrs Nanji Gambo, disclosed this on Tuesday in Jos that officials of the state and federal ministries of Agriculture were going round farms within the state to cull affected birds.

Gambo said that the association was putting together an awareness programme to sensitise farmers on how to prevent the deadly disease from spreading to their various farms, that they should not to take people to their farms and to put foot deep systems at the entrances to the farms.

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She however, assured the public to continue to buy and consume poultry products as the flu was being contained.

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