Thursday, February 09, 2006
Avian influenza in nigeria
On Wednesday February 8, 2006, The World Health Organization confirmed multiple cases of avian influenza in birds on a commercial farm in northern Nigeria.
This is Africa’s first confirmed case of avian influenza, and also widens the global area affected by the virus. So far the virus has been confirmed in 14 nations and prompted serious concern about the possibility of a global avian influenza pandemic among people.
â€œAlthough all evidence to date indicates that the virus does not spread easily from birds to humans,â€? a WHO report said, â€œcareful monitoring of the situation is warranted.â€?