bird fluBENIN CITY – Edo State Ministry of  Agriculture and Natural Resources has said the public should be informed of the recent recorded case of a confirmed Avian Influenza in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Abdul Oroh made this known, on Wednesday in a release.
Hon. Abdul Oroh said “it became necessary to inform the general public of the re-surgence of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza which causes Avian Influenza in birds popularly known as “Bird Flu” after it was discovered in one of the local government areas of the state.
Hon. Oroh stressed that necessary steps of quarantine and decontamination have been instituted and enjoined members of the public not to panic as Edo State Government is already taking necessary steps through the ministry to curtail the spread to other farms.
He therefore advised members of the public not to buy any dead or sick birds from any source as well as advised farmers to watch out for any high mortality (death rate) in their farms and should promptly report to veterinary Dept of the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources if any of the aforementioned occurs.
He gave the phone numbers to call as: 07031577961, 08094925697 and 08065703324.