posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:33 AM
The steady march of H5N1 is continuing around the globe....
Snip..LAGOS, Nigeria - The deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has been detected on a large commercial chicken farm in Nigeria — the first reported outbreak
in Africa, the World Organization for Animal Health said Wednesday.
The outbreak appears to be restricted to birds, and no human infections have been reported, the Paris-based organization said.
Nigeria said the outbreak was on a farm in Jaji, a village in the northern state of Kaduna. Agriculture Minister Adamu Bello told reporters in Abuja
that the deadly strain of the virus was detected in samples taken Jan. 16 from birds on the farm.
"We are dealing with a new continent," said Alex Thiermann, an expert for the World Organization for Animal Health, known as the OIE, told The
Interesting to note that H5N1 is following the projected migratory bird paths.
This development in Nigeria does not bode well....they have less ability to quarantine and contain H5N1 than the mideast countries have.
[edit on 8-2-2006 by gman55]