Nigeria H5N1 bird flu now in 7 states, suspected in 140,000 birds: minister

January 22, 2015 11:12 AM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigeria has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

Authorities said the deadly virus had arrived in Lagos, in the southwest, and Kano, in the north, last week.

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