Avian Flu Found in Nigeria's Jigawa Region

13 October 2015, at 12:00am

NIGERIA - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Nigeria, in a different area to the most recent outbreaks.

Whilst the other recent outbreaks have taken place in the Rivers and Lagos areas, the current outbreak took place in the Jigawa area, to the north of the country.

The outbreak, of the H5N1 serotype, occurred on a farm with 52-week-old layers.

There were 1000 deaths, and 3000 birds were destroyed as a result of the outbreak.

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