Bird flu in Nigeria is more widespread than thought
In the last several weeks, Bala
Mohammed, Veterinary Association spokesman, says that more states have reported
new cases of bird flu.
According to experts, a fresh
outbreak of avian
influenza in Nigeria is more widespread than thought, provoking fears of
The Nigerian Veterinary
Association says the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird
flu remains a major problem in Nigeria and warns that the country risks
triggering an even bigger round of infection.
"What we considered a
resurgence is becoming alarming. From an initial three, then 10 states, almost
all the states have been having a recurrence," he said. "That is a very
serious challenge and it also calls for a review of the entire process that we
adopted. In the last month, we've heard about Delta State, Akwa Ibom, Rivers,
Cross River and a lot of cases in Lagos."
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