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Expert warns Nigerians against drinking raw eggs due to Bird Flu risks

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A physician, Dr Emmanuel Onyeka, has advised Nigerians against the habit of drinking raw eggs to prevent easy transfer of the bird flu virus to humans.

Onyeka, who is a staff of the Veterinary Services Department of the Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Enugu.

He spoke against the backdrop of the recent resurgence of bird flu in parts of the country.

“Everybody should disinfect eggs bought in the market, even before cooking or frying them, to meet eating condition.

Those in the habit of breaking and drinking raw eggs, for whatever reasons, are taking a very big risk of contracting bird flu,’’ the medical expert warned.

Onyeka said that though there were few known cases of humans contracting the disease in the country, “nevertheless, everybody should play his or her part so that the disease does not take another dimension’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. newbie

    January 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Remind me again why people drink raw eggs biko kwa.

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