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Mixed Birds Affected by Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria

5 August 2016, at 12:00am

NIGERIA - Nearly nine hundred birds of different poultry species have died in Oyo region of Nigeria after being infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation recently highlighted the devastating effects of the virus in West Africa and called for heightened surveillance and prevention methods to stop it spreading further, after the virus arrived in Cameroon.

The virus is a H5N1 strain. Layers, chickens and turkeys were all affected in the latest outbreaks.

Movement controls, disinfection, quarantine and surveillance measures are all being used to try to halt the outbreaks in Nigeria.

Further Reading

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