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Seven More H5N1 Avian Flu Outbreaks in Central Nigeria

04 March 2015

NIGERIA - Seven new outbreaks of high-path H5N1 avian flu have been reported in central Nigeria, affecting almost 32,000 poultry.

Seven new outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in central Nigeria have been reported in Follow-up Report No.5 dated 2 March from the national veterinary authority to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The outbreaks started between 30 January and 26 February, six in the state of Plateau and one in Nasarawa. One backyard flock and six commercial flocks, mainly laying hens, were affected, and all were on deep litter systems.

In total, 31,741 birds were involved, 3,655 of which died and 28,086 were destroyed.

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