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    Posted: February 11 2006 at 9:24am

DANBARE, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria scrambled on Saturday to discover whether people who had fallen ill close to where the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus was found had caught the disease and farmers culled thousands more sick chickens.

No human case of bird flu has been confirmed in Africa's most populous country, where H5N1 has killed tens of thousands of poultry, but it is hard for authorities to monitor because of logistical problems and the high mortality from other diseases.

"There are a few suspected cases ... We're trying to locate them but our sources can't provide us with addresses for now," said Abdulsalam Nasidi, who is in charge of the response to bird flu as a threat to humans at the federal Health Ministry.

He said epidemiologists were searching for two people feared to have contracted bird flu in the northern state of Kaduna, close to Sambawa Farms where one of the poultry samples was found that tested positive for H5N1.

Samples have already been taken from people who are ill in the areas affected by bird flu. Should tests in Nigerian laboratories indicate the presence of bird flu, the samples would be sent abroad for further testing, Nasidi said.

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Look in the cemetary.
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Despite illnesses, Nigeria ignores bird flu standards (English)
BY DANIEL BALINT-KURTI | LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria ignored international recommendations for stopping bird flu, keeping poultry markets open on Sunday and letting people move their birds around most of the country unrestricted. | Officials were await...
 
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Guess there will be a shortage of WHO recruits in Africa if all the Voodoo Doctors die. Who are going to raise thw dead amd make love postions? We should bring them to America and Tyson can supply them with free chickens so they can continue to practice freedom of religion.

Voodoo devotees at risk of getting bird flu (English)
By Pawana Abalo | Cotonou, Benin - Priests who tear out the throats of live chickens in ritual sacrifices to Voodoo gods may risk contracting bird flu after the deadly virus reached Africa. | Voodoo priests in Benin, which borders with Nigeria where ...
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U.S. specialists in human and animal health are heading to Nigeria to assist the West African nation contend with outbreaks of avian influenza in commercial poultry operations.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its parent agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), confirm that specialists will arrive in Nigeria February 14.

HHS/CDC staff stationed at an ongoing infectious disease program in Kenya will also go to the West African state to assist, according to a statement issued from CDC headquarters in Atlanta February 13.

The U.S. specialists will join an international team whose members are experts from major international health organizations. A veterinary team from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is in place to assess what emergency measures are needed.

CONTAINMENT IN WEST AFRICA

A February 10 FAO statement emphasized the importance of containment and the need for action to prevent further spread of the H5N1 virus from Kaduna state, where it was first detected in a commercial poultry operation.

The Rome-based organization is urging that the transport of poultry in agriculture commerce be stopped because the virus is known to spread via the movement of infected birds.

The FAO and the Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are calling on Nigerian authorities to shut down poultry markets in the affected state and its neighbors.

The international organizations also recommend the adoption of disease-surveillance measures in the nations surrounding Nigeria -- Benin, Cameroon Chad, Ghana, Niger and Togo.

"We are aware that veterinary services in Nigeria are in need of international support," said Joseph Domenech, FAO's chief veterinary officer February 8, when the Nigeria outbreak first was reported.

"The animal health infrastructure in the country is facing a big challenge," he added, "and will require outside assistance."

Standard procedures recommended by the international organizations upon detection of contagious animal disease include widespread culling.

Nigerian authorities already have taken that step, reporting the destruction of more than 40,000 animals to the OIE.

Nigeria's minister of agriculture announced that farmers losing animals to culling will be compensated for the property, a statement welcomed by the international organizations. Fear of the economic loss of livestock can give farmers reason to hide their animals from culling operations, allowing the virus to spread.

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Well all I have to say about these last couple of articles on Africa is 'Why are they wasting their time?'.  Ripping the necks out of live chickens???  The Voodoo priests probably think they are immune from any disease.  This has to be it - the H2H mutation will most likely happen in Africa where most people on this forum have guessed it would.  For all we know, it already has....we'll NEVER know what is truly going on in Africa.

 

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We never know what is truly going on anywhere or we find out months behind.

we need more whistle blowers.

 All the news feeds come from the health departments, Ministers and WHO.

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i fear you are right corn i think that they think they can keep a lid on this but it is spreading like wildfire... how many places can the who, cdc etc be at one time ? 
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Looks like a case of fu sheet  Suddenly the world cares what they are doing and telling how to live

The people dont beleive it and they already have enough problems of their own and dont think this is any different from other problems they face.

extreme poverty

 malnutrition

war 

lack of education

supertisions

lack of irrigation

 Thats why they call it fu sheet



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The measures announced by Nigeria's government to contain the spread of bird flu are not working, the UN says.

Poultry are still being moved around despite an official quarantine, a senior official at the Food and Agriculture Organisation says.

Juan Lubroth also said the deadly H5N1 strain may have been found in nearby Niger - which denied the reports.

No human cases of bird flu have been found in Africa, although Nigeria chicken farmers are being screened.

Thousands of chickens have been dying in Nigeria for more than a month.

All four confirmed cases of bird flu have been linked to a single farm in northern Nigeria, said Agriculture Minister Adamu Bello.


 

None of the workers on the farm have shown any signs of illness.

The official in charge of the clean-up campaign has said that 40 farms around Kano city had reported suspicious bird deaths.

"The disease is spreading fast," he told the AFP news agency.

There have been numerous reports of chicken farmers rushing to sell their birds before officials cull them. They say the compensation offered by the government is too low.

"There is a restriction of movement for animals out of Kano and Kaduna states but on the ground it does not really seem to be holding," Mr Lubroth said.

But a Niger government spokesman denied that the H5N1 strain had been found across the border, with two dead roosters reportedly being tested.

"Until there is proof to the contrary, and we repeat this, there is no avian flu outbreak in Niger," said Mohamed ben Omar.

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Nigeria bird flu plan 'failing' Open this result in new window
BBC News - Feb 14 1:27 PM
The measures announced by Nigeria to contain the spread of bird flu are not working, the UN says.
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