Bird flu reaction

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts are due in Nigeria this week after confirmation of the first human victim of H5N1 bird flu virus in the country.

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts are due in Nigeria this week after confirmation of the first human victim of H5N1 bird flu virus in the country.

A senior public health official said yesterday that WHO experts will meet with officials of Health, Agriculture and related ministries and departments with a view to evolving a plan of action.

Laboratory test results in the UK confirmed on Saturday that a 22-year-old woman who died in Lagos on January 17 was a victim of the H5N1 virus.

Two other suspect deaths are still under investigation.

WHO also said that samples from all those who had been in contact with the dead woman had tested negative. - Sapa-AFP

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