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
Tukur explained that the deployment was to quickly eradicate and prevent
the disease from spreading to other parts of the state.
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"Since the outbreak of
the disease last week, the state government has intensified surveillance, while
several veterinary, health and environment workers have been deployed.
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.