15 quarantined in NE Nigeria over outbreak of bird flu

At least 15 people have been quarantined in Nigeria's northeast state of Adamawa following the outbreak of Avian Influenza in Toungo area of the state, a witness has told Xinhua.

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The affected persons are staff of Adda-Rogo poultry farms where the outbreak was reported, the witness, who is one of the affected persons, said Friday.

Bird FluThe 62-year-old, who also doubles as the farm Manager, Muhammed Hassan, said they have been evacuating dead birds without protective gowns, not until veterinary officials who visited warned them of the dangers.

“I am experiencing difficulties with my respiratory system; I am feeling weak and I have headache,” Hassan told Xinhua before he was taken to hospital.

The state government had confirmed the outbreak of the disease in Toungo where over 43,000 chickens were culled.
Meanwhile, a medical team from World Health Organization has arrived in Toungo to help tackle the outbreak. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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