Avian influenza Struck Again in Another state in Nigeria 

Avian influenza Struck Again in Another state in Nigeria 

 

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The state Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delta State, Julius Egbedi, on Wednesday in Asaba said that over 164,473 birds have been reportedly killed by rampaging influenza in various farms location in the Delta State.

He said, “Samples of the affected birds were sent to Jos, Plateau State, diagnosed of avian influenza and it was confirmed.

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“It is dangerous because if the poultry sector collapses, it will disturb the livelihood of the people and production of protein. We need to prevent collapse of the agricultural sector. The government will do its best to alleviate the sufferings of affected farms.

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“Farms below 3,000 birds could get palliative while those above 3,000 are supposed to have insured their farms against such unforeseen contingency.”

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While attributing the flu to contact of poultry with wild birds, the commissioner said the birds had been affected by the rampaging flu, and that the figure was from farms that had reported the incident to the ministry.

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He said over 10 farms from seven local government areas of the state; Udu, Oshimili South, Okpe, Sapele, Warri-South, Ughelli North, Ughelli South had been affected by the flu.

Egbedi said that the state had dispatch staff to disinfect the affected farms, urging the affected farmers to stay away from the farms for three months.

He also reiterated that measures had been taken to curb the sale of affected birds to the public.

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