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Bird Flu Breaks Out In Bauchi, 27,000 Birds Killed

The Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, Samaila Burga, said that Bauchi state government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spreadd of Bird flu in the state.

Burga explained that the bird flu, also known as Avian Influenza, broke out in two local government areas in the state.

The Chairman told NAN on Friday that nine poultry farms were affected by the outbreak in the two local government areas of the state

He explained further that about 27,000 birds were killed in one of the identified poulitrh farms in the state.

“The birds were depopulated to prevent other birds from contracting the deadly disease.

“The committee was constituted by the state government as part of efforts to stop the spread of bird flu, which had spread to two local government in the states,” he said

Mr Burga, also the state Commissioner for Agriculture and rural Development, said 130 veterinary doctors have been deployed to all the 20 local government areas for surveillance stressing that the state government would embark on sensitization of various stakeholders to educate them on how to spot this infected in any live bird.

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