Ibadan - Already seven states have been detected to have
bird flu and a professor from the University of Ibadan, Adetunji Ogundipe,
states farm workers are at a huge risk of being infected with the flu, Punch
The disease is passed on through the the respiratory system and there is
fear workers don't know how to follow safety requirements such as covering the
nose when exposed to such an environment.
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Farm workers who do however get into
contact with sick birds stand at a high risk of being infected.
Government has been advised to control and strengthen the veterinary quarantine
service in order to control the spreading disease.
The importation of birds
from other countries needs to be checked the professor stated to management and
control the issue.
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