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Nigeria Bird Flu Outbreaks Continue to Kill Thousands of Layers

9 June 2016, at 6:00am

NIGERIA - A new outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported on Nigerian layer farms.

Two outbreaks were reported on farms in the Kaduna area; one in Zaia and the other in Rigasa.

In total, 7053 cases were reported in layers of various ages. However, all 35,000 birds susceptible died or were destroyed as a result of the outbreak.

Although the cause of the outbreak is not known, it is thought to be due to poor biosecurity.

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