Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has moved in to tackle the
outbreak of Avian Influenza virus known to affect the poultry
industry, which currently has been identified as a health threat to
NCDC has reportedly visited health facilities around
affected farms and live bird markets, to review patients health as
regards the current outbreak of the Virus.
Samples have been collected from patients in five hotspot zones in
Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, with Influenza like illnesses or
Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses to be tested.
Outbreaks of some avian influenza A viruses in poultry have been
associated with illness and death in people in Asia, Africa, Europe,
the Pacific, and the near East.
More updates on the outbreak will be communicated as soon as NCDC
reveal their findings from samples collected.