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Avian flu-related losses mount in Nigeria

In Nigeria, losses of poultry linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza now stand at around 750,000 birds since the first cases in January of this year.

In order to control the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), 329,556 chickens have been culled by Nigerian authorities at 62 premises.


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Avian flu spreads further in West Africa

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to cause losses among poultry flocks in Niger and Nigeria. Combined with other recent challenges, the disease is leading to shortages of poultry on the Niger market. In South Africa, the HPAI situation appears to be easing.
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Avian flu returns to Niger

Country has its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in more than 3 years
In West Africa, Niger has reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than three years. Meanwhile, tests have revealed further cases in poultry in Nigeria and Algeria.
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Feed prices challenge Nigeria’s struggling poultry industry

But in one bright spot, Nigeria’s largest egg company has been selected as the site of a new clean energy project.
Shortages of raw materials and consequent hikes in the price of feeds in Nigeria are ruining the prospects for poultry industry. In contrast to this gloomy prospect, Nigeria’s largest egg producer has been selected as the site of the sector’s largest clean energy project.
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