NCDC Confirms Human Cases Of Bird Flu in Seven States

 NCDC Confirms Human Cases Of Bird Flu in Seven States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called Bird Flu.

NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, announced this in an interview with Newsmen in Abuja.

He was giving highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria.

Dr Ihekweazu said official notification about the outbreak had been conveyed to the World Health Organisation, as required by the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Also, the National Multi-Agency Cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) at the NCDC is monitoring the in eight States where there are reports of suspected Cholera cases.

The Avian Influenza has strains of the influenza virus that primarily affects birds but can also affect humans.

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