The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has announced the outbreak of the Extremely Pathogenic Avian Influenza disease, often known as Bird Flu, in three regions within the nation.
The Ministry in a press release stated it is Veterinary Companies Directorate has detected the Flu within the Larger Accra, Central, and Volta Areas.
This the Ministry defined was via efficient surveillance and illness management administration after an outbreak in neighboring international locations.
“The outbreak of the illness follows the detection of comparable circumstances in neighboring international locations since January 2021.
“By efficient surveillance and illness management administration, the Veterinary
Companies Directorate has prevented the extension of the illness into Ghana till now,” a part of the assertion learn.
Urging the general public to be vigilant, it added measures have been put in place to include the illness, therefore the necessity for public compliance.
“The zoonotic nature of the illness requires public alert and vigilance to mitigate the potential affect on the poultry trade and public well being typically,” it added.
The present outbreak follows circumstances of the Hen Flu illness that have been beforehand recorded in Ghana in 2007, 2015, 2016, and 2018.
Read the full statement below: