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Adamawa govt on surveillance for bird flu

25 January 2016, 21:45

Adamawa - The Adamawa Government on Monday announced the deployment of veterinary, health and environmental workers to avian influenza affected areas.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this follows the reported outbreak of bird flu in some parts of the state.

The state Director, Ministry of Livestock Production, Dr Abdurrahman Tukur, mad this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.

Tukur explained that the deployment was to quickly eradicate and prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the state.

Also read: Bird flu: Thousands of birds destroyed in Ebonyi

"Since the outbreak of the disease last week, the state government has intensified surveillance, while several veterinary, health and environment workers have been deployed.

"The officers were deployed to the affected areas while some have mounted check points on major roads in the state to monitor the movement of birds and other related animals,” said the director.

He expressed happiness that since the outbreak last week, there had been no further report of the spread of the disease in the state.

However, he urged the people of the state to be vigilant and report any case of suspected bird illness to the nearest veterinary outpost for immediate action.


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