FG confirms further outbreak of bird flu in 16 states

The Federal Government has confirmed further outbreak of bird flu (Avian Influenza) in a total of sixteen states.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja.
Dr. Alhassan said in response to the current outbreak, the Ministry has taken some measures to ensure its control.

The Minister called on Nigerians to be calm and explained that poultry meat and other products are safe to be eaten provided they are well cooked.

Dr. Khaliru Alhassan also advised Nigerians to avoid eating sick or dead birds as well as unnecessary exposure to poultry facilities.

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