An outbreak of bird flu which is also known as Avia Infleunza has hit Plateau State, killing about 3,900 birds.
The chief veterinary officer of the state,Dr. Spak Shaset told reporters that the outbreak so far has affected two farms in Jos North and South LGA’s of the state.
An official said that the government has taken positive and stringent steps to avert the further spread of the disease to other areas of the state, which if left unattended to could also transmit into human beings, which according to him, could be very disastrous.
Shaset charged poultry farmers and live bird marketers to step up bio-security and hygiene measures within and around their farms and markets.
He also advised Plateau residents to avoid the sale, slaughtering and consumption of sick and dead birds to avoid being infected.