Bird flu hits 123 LGAs, 800 farms – FG

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The Federal Government, in its latest report on the current situation of Avian Influenza, has said that the virus, popularly known as bird flu, is now in 123 local government areas and 800 poultry farms across the country.

According to the government, six states and the Federal Capital Territory had reported the disease in 2017, adding that the last reported outbreak was from Kaduna State on May 30 this year.

In a document presented to commissioners of agriculture from the 36 states of the federation by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Friday, which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, the Federal Government explained that aside Kaduna, other states where the cases of bird flu were reported this year, include Bauchi, Kano, Katsina, Nasarawa and Plateau.

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