Further Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria

NIGERIA - Seventeen more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Nigeria.
calendar icon 17 February 2016
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The outbreaks were all of the H5N1 strain, which has been spreading around the region for some time.

Eight of the outbreaks took place in Kano province, which was the most severely affected area. The other provinces affected were Kaduna, Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Bauchi and Kebbi.

The outbreaks affected both layers and broilers, in backyard holdings and commercial farms.

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