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Birds Flu: Over 24,000 birds disposed in Adamawa State

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The Adamawa State government had embarked on massive movement restriction of birds, eggs and other related animals to control Birds Flu.

Adamawa Government has disposed  over 24,000 birds  following an outbreak of Avian Influenza  in the state.

Malam Isa Salihu, the state commissioner for Livestock Production spoke shortly after the disposal of the birds at Adda Rog poultry farm in Toungo Local Government Area.

He said that Federal and State governments had taken precautionary measures to curtail spread of the disease.

Salihu said that all affected poultry farms in the area were quarantine including the farm workers.

“We thank God for quick intervention to contain the disease from spreading to other poultry farms in the area.

“Already the state government has massively embarked on sensitization campaign for people to avoid having contact with dead birds, or eating unhealthy ones,” Salihu warned.

He said that the state government had embarked on massive movement restriction of birds, eggs and other related animals to control the disease.

Malam Muhammed Hassan, 62, the Poultry Farm Manager of Adda-Rogo in Toungo Local Government Area of Adamawa, where Birds Flu outbreak was confirmed said  that over 24,000 birds, 250 peacocks, and 456 Guinea Fowls and 54 Turkeys died and disposed. 

By Tom Garba, Yola


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