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More Bird Flu Reported in Northern and Southern Nigeria

18 November 2015, at 12:00am

NIGERIA - There have been four more outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Nigeria.

Three of the outbreaks reported this week were in the south (see above), in Anambra, Rivers and Bayelsa. The other outbreaks was in the north of the country, in Kano (below).

Over 3000 birds died as a result of the outbreaks, and over 25,000 birds had to be destroyed.

The outbreaks mostly affected layers on commercial farms.

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