Outbreak No new case of bird flu reported in a month

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No case of Bird Flu has been reported since August 10 2015. This is according to Dr Paul Polkuu, National Epidemiologist in charge of Prevention and Control at the Veterinary Services Department.

The last recorded outbreak was reported at Weija in the Greater Accra Region

The outbreak occurred in 13 districts in the Ashanti region, 10 districts in the Greater Accra region and 2 districts in the Volta region. A total of 23 farms were affected.

Speaking at a training workshop for Veterinary Doctors and Officers in Kumasi, Dr Polkuu gave the assurance that the disease was currently under control.

He said both passive and active surveillance were on-going countrywide, to ensure early detection for immediate remedial action to control the possible spread of the disease.
He said, however, that the ban on the movement of poultry and poultry products from infected areas was still in force, and warned that any farmer moving poultry from one infected area to the other, must have a movement permit from the Veterinary Service.

Dr Polkuu pointed out that "the ban can be lifted when all surveillance proof negative across the country”.

Since the outbreak,  a total of 23,987 birds have died, 40,154 destroyed, and 64,141 are susceptible.

 

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