The Government of Rivers State has confirmed an outbreak of the avian influenza, aka bird flu, in the state.
The discovery of the disease was announced on Tuesday, January 20, by the State Commissioner for Agriculture, .
The commissioner stated that blood samples from infected birds had been taken to the Veterinary Research Institute in Plateau State after preliminary testing confirmed the presence of bird flu.
Chinda also added that the infection was discovered on a farm in Port Harcourt and that the facility had been quarantined and decontaminated while the affected birds were killed.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture has also .