Abuja - The Anambra State Government has alerted
members of the public to the resurgence of Avian Influenza in some states
around the country.
Members of the public have been by this announcement advised
to observe personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease.
“All poultry farmers in the state are also advised to clean
their surroundings, and to report cases of sick birds to the nearest veterinary
clinic,” Uju Nwogu, Anabra Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,
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“Similarly all veterinary officers in the state are by this
announcement requested to commence surveillance/sensitization visits particularly
at live-bird markets in the state to avoid the contact and spread of the flu.”
The disease, which is usually associated with birds, can
also be transmitted from bird to man.
Also known as Bird Flu, can be transmitted through direct
contact with infected birds or poultry materials.
Symptoms of the disease include fever, sneezing, cough,
diarrhoea, trouble breathing, general ill feeling, muscle aches, runny nose and
- CAJ News