Togo Announces Campaign To Combat Bird Flu Outbreak

Togo announces campaign to combat bird flu outbreak

LOME, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th August, 2016) - The Togo government said it is taking urgent measures to combat an outbreak of the avian flu virus, the country's state broadcaster said on Saturday.

The announcement came after the virus was detected at two poultry farms in the Togo capital, Lome.

Over 11,300 birds died in the outbreak, with the government incinerating the dead birds and culling others to prevent the spread of the virus.

No human cases have been reported. Agriculture minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said the government would also destroy eggs and grain in homes, as well as inspect markets. "In Lome, we have established a mobile team that travels the markets. We will also identify all poultry sellers that do not have the approval of the relevant authorities," Agadazi said.