Experts blame unabated infectious disease on disruption of ecosystem
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
Understanding health implications of Bird flu
Bird flu, also called avian influenza, a viral respiratory disease mainly of poultry and certain other bird species, including migratory waterbirds, some imported pet birds, and ostriches, that can be transmitted directly to humans. The first known cases in humans were reported in 1997. Bird flu in humans According to the World Health Organization, more…
Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds
An outbreak of Bird flu also known as Avian Influenza has hit Plateau, killing at least 3,900 birds.
Taking steps to prevent bird flu outbreak on poultry farms
The dry season is here again. Outbreaks of avian influenza, popularly called bird flu, always trail the outset of the season. Annually, the deadly strain of the virus, H5N1, has repeatedly re-emerges in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
Reps seek N1.8b compensation for poultry farmers over bird flu
The House of Representatives has ordered investigation into the non-payment of N1.8billion to poultry farmers over loss from bird flu. This followed a motion under matters of urgent national importance by Abdulrazak Namdas (Adamawa-APC).
Ogun state records outbreak of bird flu
Ogun State has recorded an outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu, at a breeder poultry farm in Orile-Ilugun in Odeda Council.According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo,....
Poor management responsible for bird flu resurgence
It is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.
FG to pay Kano poultry farmers N438m compensation
The Federal Ministry of Finance will soon commence the payment of N438 million compensation to poultry farmers who lost their birds to avian flu influenza in Kano.
Flu kills 13,000 birds as Kano farmers lament unpaid compensation by government
The Kano State Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed that the avian flu influenza, otherwise known as bird flu had killed no fewer than 13,000 birds in nine farms across the state.