Monday, September 24, 2007

H5N1 outbreak in Nasarawa State, Nigeria


"Over 1,052 birds have so far been culled in Panda Development Area of Nasarawa State in the wake of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) that affected the area just as the people of the area were commended for reporting early signs of the flu.

UNICEF field officer for Avian Influenza, Alhaji Bala Hassan who visited the affected area from their headquarters in Bauchi said the efforts of the people of the area in reporting cases of sick or dead birds as well as their contributions towards the depopulation exercise was commendable.

Bala who was in Nasarawa weekend and visited Kondoro and panda district areas where the incident occurred cautioned the people against taking sick or dead birds for granted and should ensure that poultry meat and eggs are properly cooked before consumption."

1 comment:

Prince Hamiltion said...

You may find it too in Cameroon. I wish you luck and thanks for caring.