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Flu Ravages Delta State, Kills 165,000 Birds




Authorities in Delta State have confirmed the outbreak of fowl flu within the state, with 164,173 birds reported lifeless.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Julius Egbedi, made this identified whereas addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Asaba, in line with the Information Company of Nigeria.

”Authorities has taken motion to curtail the unfold of the illness. Thus far, 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 acquired a name from some poultry farms in Ughelli on birds dying of their numbers.

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

“Nonetheless, when the outcome got here out, it confirmed a case of the Avian Flu Influenza,” Egbedi stated.

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

”Following the affirmation of the illness, the State Ministry of Agriculture despatched specialists to go disinfect the affected farms to assist curtail the unfold,” he stated.

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.

“We need to guarantee most people and all poultry farmers that authorities is on high of the state of affairs. There is no such thing as a want for panic.

“We equally need to use this medium to succeed in out to poultry farmers throughout the state to report back to the ministry of they discover any type of fowl deaths.

“The state authorities is alive to its duty and can do all the things needed to guard the poultry enterprise which is an integral a part of our agriculture financial system,” Egbedi stated.

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