Bird Flu Hits Accra, Central and Volta Regions



The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza disease popularly known as Bird Flu.

According to them, there has been confirmed cases in three regions which are; Greater Accra, Central and Volta Regions.

The Ministry has thus announced the following measures for immediate compliance:

  1. A total ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from neighbouring countries where the prevalence of the disease has been confirmed.
  2. A ban on the movement of poultry and poultry products within and from the affected regions and districts to other parts of the country, and strict inspection and issuance of permits to cover the movement of all poultry and poultry products from unaffected parts of the country.
  3. Intensification of public awareness and sensitization by Regional
    Coordinating Councils and District Assemblies, especially in the affected areas.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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