Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Two Ghana Farms

Yemisi Izuora/Agency Report

Ghana has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus on farms this month, the World Animal Health Organisation says.

One of the outbreaks killed 5,431 birds in the Ashanti region at the beginning of June and another killed 5,935 birds in the Eastern region later in the month, it said.

The remaining birds in both flocks were all slaughtered.

The second outbreak followed the illegal movement of birds from the farm in Ashanti, the report said.

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