Bird Flu Disease reappears in Kano

The announcement was made by the Director of Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Workers from the Animal Protection Ministry cull chicks to contain an outbreak of bird flu, at a farm in the village of Modeste, Ivory Coast, August 14, 2015. Ivory Coast said on Friday that the H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West Africa. The case was discovered on a farm in the village of Modeste, about 15 km (nine miles) east of the commercial capital Abidjan. REUTERS/Luc Gnago play Workers from the Animal Protection Ministry cull chicks to contain an outbreak of bird flu, at a farm in the village of Modeste, Ivory Coast, August 14, 2015. Ivory Coast said on Friday that the H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West Africa. The case was discovered on a farm in the village of Modeste, about 15 km (nine miles) east of the commercial capital Abidjan. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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The Kano State Government has announced the resurfacing of bird flu in the state.

The announcement was made on Wednesday, December 14, by the Director of Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Shehu Bawa.

“The state government has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the disease to other farms within the state,” Bawa said.

“I am using this opportunity to advise farmers to immediately report any outbreak of the disease to enable government take prompt response," he added.

Bawa also said that the outbreak was recorded in one farm which had since been cleaned out to prevent the disease from spreading further.