Bird flu: 24,000 fowls, 250 peacocks, others destroyed in Adamawa

Officials of Adamawa's Ministry For Livestock Production, disposing Hundreds of Thousands of Death chickens following Outbreak of Avian Influenza (A.K.A. Bird Flu), at Adda-Goro Poultry Farm, in Toungo Local Government, in Adamawa

The Adamawa State government has destroyed over 24,000 various species of birds infected with avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu.

The farm manager of Adda-Rogo, where the bird flu outbreak occurred, Muhammed Hassan, said over 24,000 fowls, 250 peacocks, 456 guinea fowls and 54 Turkeys affected had been destroyed.

Speaking shortly after the disposal of the birds at Adda-Rogo Poultry Farm in Toungo Local Government Area, the commissioner for Livestock Production, Isa Salihu, said the federal and state governments had taken precautionary measures to curtail spread of the disease.

Mr. Salihu said all affected poultry farms and poultry workers in the area had been quarantined.

“We thank God for quick intervention to contain the disease from spreading to other poultry farms in the area.

“Already the state government has massively embarked on sensitization campaign for people to avoid having contact with dead birds or eating infected birds,” Mr. Salihu said.

He added that the state government had restricted movements of birds, eggs and other related animals, being part of measures to contain the disease.

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