Israel sends Nigeria aid to help with bird flu

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week sent eight tons of emergency medical supplies to Nigeria to help it cope with an outbreak of bird flu. The supplies, which include protective equipment against infection, reached the capital of Abuja on Tuesday and will be distributed to medical aid centers throughout the country. Following the recent outbreak of bird flu in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, and out of concern that the epidemic might spread to its neighbors, the government of Nigeria appealed to the international community for help.