NIGERIA - A 9,000-bird layer flock has succumbed to the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus in the state of Ogun, which is in the south-west of the country and borders Benin.
The veterinary authority sent Follow-up Report No.3 dated 18 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
It describes one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a layer flock at Ewekore in Ogun state. Starting on 30 January, 110 of the 9,000 birds died; the rest have been destroyed.
The presence of the H5N1 subtype of the virus has been confirmed.
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