Red alert over bird flu outbreak
As poultry farmers contend with the hydra-headed challenges bedevilling the sector in recent times, a new wave of threat – Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu outbreak, is compounding farmers’ headache across the country.
Kwara urges livestock farmers to prevent bird flu
The Kwara State Government has charged livestock farmers and stakeholders in poultry business on improved bio-security network to prevent spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) disease in the state.
India probes first human death from bird flu
India is investigating its first documented human death from bird flu after an 11-year-old boy succumbed to the disease earlier this month, the health ministry said. The boy lived in Gurgaon outside New Delhi and was also suffering from leukaemia and pneumonia. He was admitted to hospital in the capital on July 2 and died…
Poultry farmers lose 50,000 to Bird Flu
Poultry farmers in Bauchi State are counting their losses as Avian Influenza (bird flu) outbreak killed 50,000 birds, while 27,000 of them were deliberately slaughtered to prevent the spread of the disease.
Bird flu: Bauchi govt. kills about 27,000 birds to curtail spread
Alhaji Samaila Burga, Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Avian Influenza, said the Bauchi government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the State.
Combating fire outbreaks, heat stress on poultry, other farms
Apart from the general stifling economic environment and rising cost of feed ingredients, factors that make poultry production unsustainable are thermal heat stress, Avian Influenza (bird flu) infestation and fire disasters. Hence, poultry farm owners, especially egg producers, have been advised to take proactive measures such as heat mitigation palliatives, fire and bird flu outbreak…
Bird Flu: Plateau depopulates 5 poultry farms in Jos
The Plateau Government has depopulated and closed five poultry farms at Dung Community in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
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…