Bird Flu 2000 chickens killed in Lagos

The chickens were reportedly killed at a farm in the Badore area of Lagos while the facility in question has been quarantined.

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Chickens being killed to prevent the spread of Bird Flu in Nigeria

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Officials in Lagos state have culled about 2,000 chickens in the state in a bid to prevent the spread of the avian influenza, aka Bird flu.

The chickens were reportedly killed at a farm in the Badore area of Lagos while the facility in question has been quarantined.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperative, Gbolahan Lawal.

“Sensitisation of poultry farmers and fowl sellers is being vigorously embarked on by the Surveillance and Extension Agents deployed by the ministry to cover the entire state. Disinfection of all live bird markets in the state is already on going,” Lawal said.

“All poultry farmers and fowl sellers are hereby enjoined to adhere strictly to bio-security measures and report unusual incidence of high mortalities of birds. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Ministry of Health have deployed surveillance agents to the various parts of the state,” he added.

The State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris urged residents to observe proper hygiene to ensure that they don’t contract the disease.

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