An outbreak of Avian Influenza has been recorded in Plateau state, Northern Nigeria.
The confirmation was made by the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Linda Barau.
Barau while speaking to THE PUNCH noted that ‘four farms had been affected while thousands of birds had been isolated.’ While she noted that there are efforts made to stop the spread of the disease in the state.
She said, “The state has been informed of the outbreak of the avian influenza. Already, we have identified four farms and all the birds have been quarantined to avoid the spread of the disease.”
According to the commissioner, the state’s department of veterinary services are to liaise with farmers in order to address the situation.
“We have taken steps to ensure that it does not spread. We also advise farmers to maintain a high sense of biosecurity. All veterinary officers have been placed on red alert to avoid the possibility of the disease spreading to other farms,” Barau noted.