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Live Bird Market Helping Spread Avian Flu in Ghana

18 August 2015

GHANA - There have been three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Ghana.

One of the outbreaks occurred after local chickens and ducks were bought in from a live bird market. The outbreaks affected birds of all sexes and types.

In all, there were 1496 cases and 1178 deaths. The remaining 1924 susceptible birds were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.

The outbreaks occurred in the Greater Accra region.

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