The Kano State government on Wednesday raised alarm over resurfacing of avian influenza, also known as bird flu, at a farm in the state.
The Director Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Shehu Bawa, stated this in Kano, saying the outbreak was only recorded in one of the poultry farms in the state.
Mr. Bawa said measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
He said the affected farm had been depopulated and disinfected, just as they launched routine surveillance on other unaffected farms.
“The state government has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the disease to other farms within the state,” Mr. Bawa said.
“I am using this opportunity to advise farmers to immediately report any outbreak of the disease to enable government take prompt action.”
He therefore called on the state government to employ more veterinary medical personnel, saying there is dearth of veterinarians to inspect animals before slaughter in most of the abattoirs across the state.