MOFA cautions public on bird flu

MOFA cautions public on bird flu


The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has cautioned the public to be wary of where they purchase their live birds due to the outbreak of bird flu in the country.

The MoFA, in a press release copied to the Ghana News Agency, advised the public to buy live birds direct from the poultry farms or from recognized vendors at their sales point.

As part of control measures, the Veterinary Services of the MoFA on Tuesday restricted the movements of live birds, especially cockerels and pullets in the country, after the outbreak of the Avian Influenza, popularly known as Bird Flu in May, this year.

The MoFA however assured the public that efforts are being made to get the Veterinary Services to check on the conditions at the various markets where poultry and poultry products are sold.

So far 3,600 birds from two farms in Denu and Keta in the Volta Region have being destroyed by the Directorate due to infections on the farms.

About 2000 birds have also been destroyed from a farm at Obuasi in the Ashanti region.

Source: GNA 2015-07-18