Bauchi State Government has killed about 27,000 birds to curtail the spread of Bird flu in the state.
Chairman, Technical Committee on the Control of Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza, Alhaji Samaila Burga, said the disease has been recorded in Bauchi and Toro Local Government Areas in the state.
He nine poultry farms were affected by the outbreak in the two local government areas of the state and 27,000 birds were killed in one of the poultry farms to avert its spread across the state.
“The birds were depopulated to prevent other birds from contracting the deadly disease. The committee was constituted by the state government as part of efforts to stop the spread of bird flu, which had spread to two local government in the states”.
Burga quoted the state Commissioner for Agriculture and rural Development as saying 130 veterinary doctors have been deployed to all the 20 local government areas for surveillance
While urging poultry owners to ensure adherence to guidelines on setting up of poultry and protection against the bird’s deadly diseases, Burga said the state government would embark on sensitisation of various stakeholders to educate them on how to detect any live bird infected with the disease.
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