Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bird flu lands in Nigeria

The highly pathogenic H5N1 virus has been detected on a farm in Kaduna. Meanwhile, a virus amongst chickens has spread to Abuja and has made 40% of chicken farmers ill.


Imnakoya 3:03 pm  

The Nigerian government has repeatedly said they are capable of handling the flu when it arrives, the time has come at last and we'll get to see what happens.

Shola 6:21 pm  

This is not a time to play strong head, the goverment should make use of any foreign help they can get, to get this under control ASAP.

I want to fly a hang glider across the UK

Funke,  12:20 am  

Oh No.... our people will need more than prayers for this one. Malaria is needlessly killing people in our country, how will they cope with this alien, aggressive strain of flu? It's time to talk serious quarantine and medical supplies, not pussyfoot with meaningless government promises which we all know are unrealistic at best and downright irresponsible at worst. Just watch as other countries start to close their borders to Nigerians.

Ugo Okafor 11:44 am  

My mum in Enugu told me that she had being noticing a lot dead local chickens as of 2 months ago lying on the streets close to a stream that runs through the city and is a place a lot migratory birds pass through. She said that she stopped eating any sort of bird meat in Nigeria 3 months ago.

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