The Niger State Authorities has introduced the outbreak of avian influenza (flu) in a cluster of poultry farms amidst the coronavirus pandemic within the State.
The Info Officer, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Abubakar Kuta, said this in a press release made obtainable to newsmen on Thursday in Minna, NAN stories.
Kuta stated that poultry within the state had been being contaminated by sort A flu.
In response to him, 1000’s of birds within the state, price tens of millions of naira, had been misplaced to the flu.
He suggested poultry farmers to be vigilant and to report any incident of sudden excessive mortality of their birds to the ministry.
The Info officer urged farmers to take care of strict farm hygiene, limit motion of automobiles and folks into their farms.
“We advise that farmers ought to all the time disinfect farm premises and utensils to test the transmission of the virus.
“Additionally, they need to keep away from the alternate of egg crates and different gear from different farms.
“The general public and livestock entrepreneurs are equally suggested to minimise contacts with sick and lifeless birds,” the assertion stated.
Recall that the Philippines additionally recorded an outbreak of avian flu in a northern province in March.
This was after assessments confirmed the presence of the extremely infectious H5N6 subtype in a quail farm.
Niger govt pronounces outbreak of avian flu