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Bird Flu Hits Lagos and Kano

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?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, bird flu has hit Lagos and Kano states respectively.

The ministry made the announcement on Thursday, stating that an unusual high mortality rate in two live bird markets and poultry farms had caused them to conduct investigations into the matter, Punch reports.

The bird’s blood samples were  sent to the National Veterinary Research Institute for testing. Test results revealed that the blood contained H5 Strain of Avian Influenza virus. Additional blood samples have been sent to the International Reference Laboratory in Padova, Italy for further investigation.

According to reports, “Avian influenza, known informally as Avian flu or bird flu, refers to influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds. Influenza, commonly known as ‘flu’ is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus.”

The ministry stated that the affected premises have been quarantined, and a restriction on movement of poultry and poultry products in an out of the regions has been placed.

“We wish to assure the public that given our experiences in handling previous outbreaks and with your full cooperation in the implementation of containment measures, we are determined to contain this disease again within a short time. We will keep you informed as events unfold,” the ministry said via a statement.

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9 Comments

  1. menn! africa

    January 16, 2015 at 11:21 am

    People beware. Beware of vaccinating wipers. Designed wipe out the ones with pockets for chickens. Beware of evil collaborations, wake up and curse(pray against) them in JESUS name. Financial, emotional, psychological, social collaborators against the black destiny. They will not succeed. Beware of internal evils and external. Babies of the internal ones. Beware OF BIRD FLU. We need a NIGERIAN youth political party urgently, just 1 million naira to register with INEC. Before they massacre African youths slowly but….

    • tee

      January 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thankyou for being very sensitive to what is going on. Nigeria will not be divided by physiological, psychological weapons designed to destroy the next greatest world economy, rich in resources, human intelligence and rescilience. Not only do we need a youth party we need an awakening, Nigeria is the new frontier for progression in Africa and there are many forces outside that will do anything to stifle African Dominance!

  2. tee

    January 16, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Ebola, Boko Haram, M.E.N.D, bird flu, embezzlement, new GM cropping deal with Monsanto…. Enemies within and from afar- enough is enough!!!

    • Sweets

      January 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Monsanto is coming to Africa? We are slowing saying goodbye to our organic foods. so sad

  3. Joan85

    January 16, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    The have dropped another one for us to deal with. I feel like there is a wipe-out-Nigeria agenda somewhere smh.

  4. awe

    January 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Guys we need to pray. There is an attack on Nigeria. We need to be observant. There is a serious agenda by the world powers. Some people are beginning to connect the dots. Have you wondered who sponsors boko haram and what they stand to benefit? if the only benefit for sponsoring bokoharam is just presidential elections, then buhari is a bad investor. Everything is not as it seems. what about ebola? A disease ressurected after about 100 years. Or is it a bio-weapon? Why have the almighty US that claim to know so much on tactics and strategies done not one thing concerning the chibok girls? They know where the girls are. They are looking for how to negotiate. After that, we heard nothing. Do you know that good luck signed the health act last year or so which allows an authorized doctor to remove your organs without your permission?
    My dear brothers and sisters we are being distracted from what is t rully going on. We must be very careful what we believe and what we eat and say. Someone has sold us out to the enemy.

  5. Tunmi

    January 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Warrahell, abeg calm down with the satanic and demonic attacks. When China had theirs no?

    • Alfie

      January 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Don’t be daft Tunmi and show your ignorance for the whole world to see. You are the one who has brought up satanism and demonism into the matter. Do you even know the destruction GM cropping can do to a fertile earth? We are talking about the breakdown of the fastest growing Economy in Africa by various means. Is China faced with all our issues? Go educate yourself! About the proposed formation of Africa’s united alternative to the world bank with Libya, Nigeria and several other African nations which are now being broken down to weaken an African world coaltion superceding the west. This new generation does not need ‘MuMus’ to first accuse the devil, you can be your own enemy! Go to LIB’s site if all you want is gossip.

  6. Fossil

    January 19, 2015 at 12:56 am

    “If my people ,who are called by my name, will humble themselves & pray & turn from there wicked ways, then I ll hear from heaven , ll forgive their sins & ll heal their land”. 2nd chronicles 7:14

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