Tema Records Bird Flu Outbreak

Tema Records Bird Flu Outbreak

Health authorities in the Tema Metropolis have confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in the area.

With barely two weeks to Christmas, the Ghana Veterinary Service has destroyed over 24,000 birds believed to be affected by the influenza.

Head of the public health at the Veterinary Service, Dr. Bashiru Boi Kikimoto in an interview said so far the reports are from just two farms in the Tema Metropolis.

According to him they have “reported to the world health organisation of the presence of bird flu in Ghana; focal points of outbreak at the various farms have increased," he added.

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He however, assured the public that they have men on the field who are carrying out the quelling (destruction) of affected birds.

“For now, Tema is just one of the focal points and we are examining other farms to ensure that the outbreak is contained within the shortest possible time,” he said.

At least two farms have been affected in the latest outbreak amidst fears of a possible spread.

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The farmers say they will collaborate with the  veterinary services to help the public identify infected birds

 

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