Nigeria says finds an H5 strain of bird flu in poultry

January 16, 2015 3:17 PM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria said on Friday it had quarantined two poultry farms in the north and south of the country after detecting an H5 strain of bird flu in both, giving no further details on the strain.

Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina statement said samples were taken from birds at the two farms, in the commercial hub Lagos and the main northern city of Kano, after they showed "unusual high mortality" rates.

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