Bird flu sample triggers health scare

The virus, which had raged in several parts of the continents in the last six years, has become one of the most watched by medical practitioners and veterinarians in poultries.

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

According to a report by Al Jazera, the trade in live poultry has been immediately stopped in the province where the bird tested positive for the H7N9 bird flu virus as well as country.

In Nigeria, Stella Ojeme, Director of Information and Communication FCTA recently confirmed to journalists that Abuja has been declared bird flu free.

However, in the early days of June 2016, Niger confirmed the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1bird flu virus at a poultry site in the capital Niamey.

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