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Bird Flu spreads to seven states

22 January 2015, 11:36

Abuja - The Federal government says the avian influenza viral disease also known as Bird flu has spread to five more states asides Lagos and Kaduna where the first cases were recorded in Nigeria, Punch reports.

The states with the latest cases of the disease in poultry animals include Ogun, Delta, Rivers, Edo and Plateau states.

The Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adeshina who made the revelation, said 15 commercial farms and 9 live bird Markets have been affected by the disease in the five states.

Also read: Lagos on high alert after bird's flu outbreak

He stated that the disease has not reached an epidemic state in Nigeria and that everything is being done to contain its spread in the country.

He added that out of the affected birds, 22 573 (16 per cent) had died.

Read more at Punch

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