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Togo culls hundreds of birds after outbreak of H5N1 bird flu

Togo has culled hundreds of birds, quarantined a poultry farm and closed a local bird market following an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu.

30 June 2021, at 7:36am

Reuters reports that Togo has also banned the movement of poultry as part of a raft of biosecurity measures.

Over 800 birds have been culled, Batasse Batawui, director of livestock at Togo's Ministry of Agriculture, told Reuters.

The government said in a statement that the birds were incinerated and eggs destroyed to stop the spread.

It added that the poultry farm, around 15km (9.3 miles) north of the capital, Lome, has been quarantined, and the local poultry and feed stock market closed for 30 days.

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