Bird flu alert! Avoid direct contact with sick birds - Deputy Agric Minister

Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo, Dr. Bissiw pleaded with the public to avoid slaughtering sick poultry.

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In the wake of the confirmation of Bird Flu in the country, the Deputy Agriculture Minister, Dr. Hannah Bissiw has advised Ghanaians to be careful not to have a direct contact with sick birds.

Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo, Dr. Bissiw pleaded with the public to avoid slaughtering sick poultry. She urged the public to report cases to the Veterinary Service Department.

“Once you get into contact with any affected bird, the possibility of you getting it is high. It doesn’t also mean that it is so dangerous that we have to stop eating birds. For you to get H5NI, you would have to come in contact with a sick bed or fed on it in a very wrong manner. When a person is infected, it is fatal and because of that we are raising the awareness… we do not know the source or where it came from but we plead with the public to avoid slaughtering sick poultry and prevent any human infection” she said.

Meanwhile, ten poultry farmers who are believed to have come into contact with birds infected with Bird Flu have been quarantined by Health officials in Ghana. Ghana’s veterinary officers have also culled over 1000 birds at Kpone in the Greater Accra region.

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