Ghana takes action after bird flu outbreak

Ghana has culled thousands of chickens and banned poultry movement amid an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza.
calendar icon 19 July 2021
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The birds originated from seven farms in Ghana's greater Accra, Central and Volta regions, and poultry movement from those regions has been banned, veterinary director Patrick Abakeh told Reuters.

Ghana has also suspended poultry imports from Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania and Senegal as a precaution, Abakeh said. Togo last month culled thousands of birds in response to its own H5N1 outbreak.

The cases mark Ghana's fourth outbreak of avian flu since 2015.

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The birds originated from seven farms in Ghana's greater Accra, Central and Volta regions, and poultry movement from those regions has been banned, veterinary director Patrick Abakeh told Reuters.

Ghana has also suspended poultry imports from Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mauritania and Senegal as a precaution, Abakeh said. Togo last month culled thousands of birds in response to its own H5N1 outbreak.

The cases mark Ghana's fourth outbreak of avian flu since 2015.

Read more about this story here.

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