Thursday, 26 May 2016

Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds

Not again! According to the Cameroon Government, the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.

The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Livestock Production, Dr. Taiga revealed that one person has been hospitalised and at least 15,000 birds have died since May 22, 2016 in Cameroon. He said the country is taking measures to protect both people and birds from further contamination.

According to Dr Taiga, 20,000 birds affected in Mvog Betsi poultry farm in the capital, Yaounde, will be killed.

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