Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ghana halts poultry exports after H5N1 outbreak

ACCRA, May 3 (Reuters) - Ghana halted poultry exports and began farm-to-farm checks around the capital Accra on Thursday, a day after the West African country announced its first outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu, its veterinary chief said.

“We’ve veterinary officers going from farm to farm to check for signs of the disease ... For now no birds are going in and no birds are coming out (of Ghana),” Mensah Agyen-Frempong, director of veterinary services in Ghana, told Reuters.

Bird flu story source: Reuters

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