Bird flu

Kebbi Begins Rigorous Fumigation To Combat Bird Flu Outbreak

Bird flu

Kebbi Begins Rigorous Fumigation To Combat Bird Flu Outbreak

The Kebbi State Government has commenced plans to end the bird flu outbreak.

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Wellness Healthcare News learned that fumigation of strategic places had commenced.

The Commissioner for Animal Health, Husbandry and Fisheries, Alhaji Aminu Dandiga made this known.

Dandiga told newsmen that the fumigation had started in the strategic areas where cases of the Avian Influenza are.

He said at the State’s capital, Birnin Kebbi that this was part of the measures to control the disease.

Dandiga said:

“Recently, we received a report of bird flu in two farms in two local government areas of the state.

“We deployed our medical teams; they went round and took samples and they tested positive.

“Government consequently decided to fumigate all the 21 local government areas in the state.

“Health workers were engaged and trained on how to handle virus and communities have also been sensitised,”

The Commissioner for Health assured residents not to panic as necessary measures were in place.

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He continued:

“Human infections can happen when the virus gets into a person’s eyes, nose, or mouth, or is inhaled.

“People with close or prolonged unprotected contact with infected birds or virus contaminated environments may be at greater risk.

“Illnesses in humans from the virus have ranged from mild eye and respiratory tract infection to severe illness like pneumonia that can result in death,’’ he said.

Muhammad-Aliyu urged the general public to report any suspicious bird flu cases.

Source: PUNCH Health Wise 

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