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Avian influenza hits Delta, kills 164,173 birds




The Delta State Authorities has confirmed the outbreak of Avian influenza within the State, with 164, 173 birds reported useless.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Julius Egbedi, made this recognized whereas addressing newsman on Wednesday in Asaba, NAN studies.

“Authorities has taken motion to curtail the unfold of the illness.

“To date, some poultry farms throughout seven native authorities areas of the state have been affected by the flu.

“With reported figures put at 164,173, we all know it could be greater than this, however that is the official quantity from the reported circumstances.

“On June 22, we bought a name from some poultry farms in Ughelli on birds dying of their numbers.

“We dispatched our group of veterinary consultants to the farms and so they collected samples which we despatched to the Veterinary Institute in Gwon, Jos for evaluation.

“Nevertheless, when the end result got here out, it confirmed a case of the Avian Flu Influenza,” Egbedi mentioned.

The commissioner mentioned the affected farms are positioned in Sapele, Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Oshimili South and Okpe LGAs.

Egbedi suggested residents of the state to not panic, saying that the federal government is working around the clock to make sure the illness is curtailed.

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