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Plateau Confirms Outbreak Of Bird Flu

Mrs. Linda Barau, Plateau Commissioner for Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza otherwise known as the bird flu in the state.
Barau told our correspondent that efforts are being intensified to ensure that the disease does not spread to other farms in the state as it has been confirmed that four farms have already been affected, with thousands of birds already isolated.
She added that farmers have been advised to maintain a higher sense of bio security to avoid the spread of the disease.
Mrs. Linda Barau said that she had directed the director veterinary services to liaise with farmers, while advising them not to panic as the situation was under control.
She said, “It has been reported to us about the outbreak of avian influenza in the state. Already we have identified four farms and all the birds have been quarantined  to avoid the spread of the disease.”
Barau added, “We have taken steps to ensure that it did not spread while advising farmers to maintain a high sense of bio security. All veterinary officers have been placed on high alert to avoid the possible spread of the disease to other farms.”


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