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29 March 2007 - Education and awareness help contain bird flu in Nigeria

Tape#: JN 6988 Containing avian flu in Nigeria
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By handling live birds daily, poultry sellers are particularly at risk of contracting avian influenza.

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Production date: 7-8 March 2007

Duration: 3:02

Keywords: UNICEF, children, women, chickens, avian flu, avian influenza, outbreak, Nigeria

Main shooting locations: Lagos, Nigeria

Main sequences: In January 2007, a 22-year-old woman died of avian influenza in Lagos, Nigeria. Although outbreaks among poultry had been reported in Nigeria since February 2006, this was the first human casualty. Targeting high-risk groups such as poultry traders, the government – supported by UNICEF and the Government of Japan – has made awareness and education key components in the fight against bird flu. 

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