More Avian Flu Clusters Reported in Cote D'Ivoire

4 September 2015, at 12:00am

COTE D'IVOIRE - Six more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been reported in Cote D'Ivoire.

The outbreaks were clustered in two areas, three outbreaks in the centre of the country in Bouake, and three outbreaks in the south in Abidjan. The outbreaks were identified as H5N1 serotype.

Several species of poultry were affected, including ducks, chickens, pigeons and even doves. Both backyard and farm operations were affected.

4001 birds died across the six outbreaks, and the remaining 3398 susceptible birds on the premises were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.

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