E/R: 2,000 Birds Killed Over Fresh Bird Flu Case

A fresh case of Bird Flu at Nyame Bekyere, a suburb of Nkawkaw in the Eastern region has been detected by veterinary officials.

As a result, over 2000 affected birds have been killed, officials have confirmed.

The case was traced to two poultry farms after a team of veterinary officers led by the National Director of Epidemic Dr Abu visited the farms.

A full report from a laboratory test is expected soon, the officials noted.

Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu have been recorded on farms quoting the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

One of the outbreaks killed 5,431 birds out of an 11,000-strong flock on a farm in Boankra in the Ashanti region, while the other killed 5,935 out of 13,188 birds on a farm in Nkawkaw in the Eastern region, the report said.

The remaining birds in the flocks were all slaughtered.

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