FG Confirms Bird Flu In 11 States

Eleven states in Nigeria have now been hit, with the H5N1 inflenza virus, also known as bird flu, according to the Federal Government. Seven states, according to Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina, Minister of Agriculture, confirmed the presence of the virus, but the number of rose to eleven.

The four states that, the virus is being reported are: Oyo, Jigawa, Gombe and Imo. Adeshina said the number of birds exposed had risen to 232,385 with 51,444 dead.

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