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Backyard Poultry Killed in Ghana Bird Flu Outbreaks

13 October 2016

GHANA - Two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.

One of the backyard holdings held cockerels and seven-weeks-old broilers in deep litter, and the other held six-month-old layers in deep litter.

Over 400 birds were killed by the H5N1 virus and another 277 birds were destroyed as a result of these outbreaks.

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