More Avian Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria

NIGERIA - Four more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria.
calendar icon 31 July 2015
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The outbreaks were of the H5N1 strain.

In total, 3879 birds were infected out of a susceptible population of 6747.

Most of the birds, 3417, died from the disease, but another 2089 were destroyed to prevent further spread.

The outbreaks occurred on three farms and one backyard holding. Two of the affected farms had point of lay birds that had been purchased from an infected state and transported to a non-infected area.

The third farm held layers, cockerels and pullets of around one year old, and the backyard operation held 178 one-year-old layers.

The outbreaks occurred in Abia, Enugu and Lagos.

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