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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms
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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.” The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Avian Influenza H5N1 made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, while providing highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria. NAN reports that Avian Influenza are strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans. This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds, and can also be passed from person to person. It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes). Symptoms begin with...
China Reports Outbreak Of H5N1 Bird Flu
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China Reports Outbreak Of H5N1 Bird Flu

Chinese authorities are culling thousands of chickens after an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu in Hunan Province, which neighbors the coronavirus-hit province of Hubei. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that 4,500 chickens had died of avian flu caused by the H5N1 virus at a farm in the city of Shaoyang. The authorities have culled about 17,800 birds to prevent the spread of the disease. The H5N1 type of bird flu virus is known to infect humans and cause serious symptoms. Last year, an outbreak of the same strain was reported at a poultry farm in northeastern Liaoning Province. A man infected with the virus reportedly died in the inland province of Sichuan in 2015. Chinese authorities are on high alert in response ...
Bird Flu Found In Two Czech Poultry Farms
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Bird Flu Found In Two Czech Poultry Farms

Bird flu has been found in swans and at two small poultry farms in the southeast of the Czech Republic, Agriculture Minister Marian Jurecka says. State Veterinary Administration chief Zbynek Semerad said the highly contagious H5 type has been confirmed and further tests were performed to determine whether the N8 sub-type is present, which is "assumed". A three and a 10-kilometre zones have been put in place around the infected premises in Ivancice and Moravsky Krumlov, Semerad said. "There are farms (in the 10-km zone) with around 150,000 poultry ... these will be checked regularly," he said, adding infected birds and poultry will be culled. It is Czech Republic's first case of bird flu in roughly 10 years, Jurecka said. The H5N8 strain has been detected recently in ne...

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