Acta Scientific Microbiology (ASMI) (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 2

Retrospective Study of Avian Influenza Outbreak from 2015-2017; Resurgences in Plateau State Nigeria

Idachaba Stella Ejura1*, Wesley Daniel Nafarnda2, Egwu Godwin2, Haruna Ayuba3 and Barde Israel Joshua1

1Central Diagnostic Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria
2Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja, Nigeria
3Ministry of Agriculture, Plateau State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Idachaba Stella Ejura, Central Diagnostic Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria.

Received: December 13, 2019; Published: January 21, 2020



  The study was done to assess the risk of the avian influenza infection (AI) constitutes to poultry production and the public domain in Plateau State, Nigeria. Poultry infection with avian influenza A virus; highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1) was first identified in Nigeria in 2006. The methodology used in this study was retrospective survey of avian influenza from the Plateau State avian influenza desk office and p < 0.05 was considered significance. In the records evaluated, during the resurgence in 2015 from January through May of the year, out of 487,233 birds, 95.8% of the birds were depopulated including 0.01% pigeons, 0.03% turkey, 0.006% guinea fowls, 0.009% local chickens and 0.01% domestic waterfowls (ducks) while in 2016, 99.89% of pullet, layers and broilers with 0.13% of geese, turkey and cockerels depopulated. A reduced number of incidences were recorded and reported in 2017, including 72.6% pullets, and 27.4% layers. No reports or record of incidences in humans within the period under review.

Keywords: Avian Influenza Virus Poultry; Nigeria; Retrospective Study



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Citation: Idachaba Stella Ejura.,et al. “Retrospective Study of Avian Influenza Outbreak from 2015-2017; Resurgences in Plateau State Nigeria". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.2 (2020): 70-72.


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