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Apr 25, 2015

23:52:30 GMT--Biological Hazard - Africa - Niger

EDIS Number: BH-20150422-47902-NER
Date / time: 22/04/2015 23:45:32 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Africa
Country: Niger
State/County: Region of Maradi
Location: Maradi
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Niger has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu earlier this month in the southern town of Maradi, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday. The authorities in Niger had reported in early April a suspected case of H5N1 bird flu at a chicken farm in Maradi, which is near the border with Nigeria where several cases have been confirmed. Out of 2,440 poultry birds on the farm in Maradi, 2,290 died from the disease, the OIE said in a statement, citing a report from Niger's veterinary services. The cause of the outbreak was not yet known, the statement said.

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