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3,900 birds die; Bird flu hits plateau state.

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The outbreak of bird flu in plateau state has affected two farms leading to the death of 3,900 birds.

Speaking to newsmen, Dr spak shaset, the chief veterinary officer of plateau state said the flu broke out first in Bauchi state last month, according to him measures were taken to stop the spreed of the flu,but He knew that plateau was at risk. “Sometimes in January, when we heard of an outbreak of the dreaded disease in some part of Bauchi State, we knew Plateau is at risk”he said.

The official said the government had taken steps to avert further spread of the disease to other areas of the state, which if left unattended to, could also transmit into human beings, which according to him, could be very disastrous.

Shaset charged poultry farmers and live bird marketers to step up bio-security and hygiene measures within and around their farms and markets in order to avoid the spreed or outbreak.

PHOTO SOURCE: Asian Scientist Magazine

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