Bird flu hits Kano, Kaduna, Benue, four other states

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BY DEJI OGUNSOLA

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called Bird flu.

NCDC Director General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in an interview with Newmen in Abuja, while giving highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria.

NAN reports that Avian Influenza has strains of the influenza virus that primarily infects 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.

SOURCE-THE NATION

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