Ghana Hit by More Avian Flu Outbreaks

GHANA - There have been two more outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.
calendar icon 17 July 2015
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The first outbreak occurred in backyard cockerels, and 30 birds were infected out of a susceptible population of 68 birds. The rest of the birds were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.

The second outbreak occurred on a poultry farm, with 153 birds dying from the disease, and the remaining 1799 birds destroyed. The farm is described as holding "43 and 20-week old layers and 2-week old broilers in deep litter".

Stamping out, disinfection, quarantines and movement restrictions have been applied as control measures.

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