The Plateau State government has confirmed that cases of avian influenza, aka bird flu, have been recorded in the state.

The disclosure was made on Wednesday, February 4, by the Chief Veterinary Officer for the state, Doris Bitrus.

“Seven poultry have been destroyed and more than 20,000 birds killed following the outbreak of the dreaded diseases,” Bitrus said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos.

“We have also ensured that that the carcasses and wastes are adequately disposed of,” she added.

Bitrus also said that the state had implemented the necessary measures to contain the disease and keep it from spreading.