Bird flu Outbreak: Over 7,000 poultry destroyed in the Bono Region
Veterinary officers in the Bono Region have destroyed over 7,000 birds as part of efforts to curtail the bird flu outbreak in the region.
Poultry products including crates of eggs were also trashed.
Ghana has confirmed the outbreak in three of its 16 regions with about 600,000 farm animals at risk.
The Bono Regional Director of the Veterinary Services Department, Donald Joachim Darko has blamed the spike in the number of infected poultry on activities during the festive season.
Further warning members of the public to be extremely cautious because “it affects human beings and if you are infected, it will kill you. It is a public health hazard.”
The Department is therefore calling on the people of the Bono Region to remain calm as it combats the outbreak together with other key agencies.
Poultry farmers have also been tasked to intensify biosecurity measures and limit the number of people who move in and out of their farms.