Confirmed Bird flu outbreak hits Niger Republic.

The World Health Organization for Animal Health has confirmed the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 Bird flu virus among poultry in Niger Republic.  Bird flu outbreak has been in Nigeria for a while and has gradually been gaining foothold across West Africa.

The outbreak which started in February across the region following a deadly outbreak has killed 86,000 poultry so far and has also raised fears of transmission to humans given its history.

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