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More Outbreaks of Avian Flu Found around Accra, Ghana

27 November 2015, at 12:00am

GHANA - Further outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in the Greater Accra region of Ghana.

There were 176 cases across the two outbreaks, which happened on a farm in Trebakope and in Damfa Zongo village birds.

Free ranging birds of various species and various ages, including local fowls, exotic and crosses, turkeys and ducks, were affected in the village outbreak.

On the farm, old white layers, pullets and cockerels in deep litter were affected.

Over 3500 birds were destroyed to prevent the disease spreading.

Stamping out, quarantines, movement control and disinfection are in use to control the virus.

Further Reading

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