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The Federal Government yesterday confirmed the outbreak of a new strain of Bird Flu in Kano State.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh confirmed the outbreak at the ministry in Abuja.Ogbeh said the migration of birds from Europe is responsible for the outbreak, â€śas they stop to rest and feed at Adaeja basin before moving to South Africaâ€ť.
Ogbeh said the virus has only affected Kano State and advised farmers to take preventive measures to avoid further spread to other states.
On why there has not been a permanent cure for the virus, he said the constant change in the strain of the virus is responsible for this.
â€śThere is bird flu in Cameroon and in Europe now, they move from Europe to South Africa in the winter, they stop in the Adaeja river basin for days to rest before they move on.
â€śWe donâ€™t have the vaccine yet, we are calling a meeting of all the commissioners of Agriculture to take measures to control it because there is no vaccine yet.
â€śWe are telling farmers to try and take measures to avoid the spread of the disease.
â€śThe strain keeps changes which is why vet doctors have not been able to find a solution to it.
â€śFor now only Kano has an outbreak and we are controlling it, we are making sure there is no movement of chicken from state to state.
â€śUnfortunately those who lost chickens last year, we have not been able to compensate because we didnâ€™t have money. We are putting some funds together to help them out.â€ť
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