UPDATE: Nigerian poultry farmers raise bird flu alarm
Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Adamu, of the Poultry
Farmers Association of Nigeria,
branch, has expressed doubts over
eradication of bird flu in the country.
Adamu said this yesterday inKano, at the end of a workshop on Avian
and Human Pandemic Influenza, organised for Nigerian journalists by the Voice of
America. He said although he was not a prophet of doom, it appeared to him
that the virus had "come to stay in
," unless concerted efforts
were made to check it.
Adamu said the disease claimed more than 600,000 birds in the country
when it broke out last year, saying it was likely to wreak more havoc unless
something was done to stop it.
The association's chairman said the virus resurfaced in some parts of
the country, and warned that it could cause more economic and psychological
trauma for poultry farmers.
No fewer than 30 journalists, drawn from
Kano , Katsina, Bauchi, Sokoto,
and Zamfara states
attended the two-day workshop. They were introduced to
the nature, danger and spread of Avian
influenza and ways to enlighten the public through routine reports.
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