Six African countries affected by bird flu
The outbreak of the Avian Influenza Epidemic has been described as a
global concern especially as six countries in Africa have now been
This concern was raised by the Director General of Medical Services, Dr. Noah
Conteh while addressing health care providers during a informative workshop on
bird flu in Cline Town, Sierra Leone.
The recent outbreak of bird flu
occurred in four West African countries including Niger, Cameroon and
He told the participants that the disease can spread from
country to country through international trade in live poultry products, adding
that the disease is now seen affecting humans.
Conteh stressed the
need for the strengthening of surveillance system as well as ensuring that the
total ban on the importation of poultry and its products from all countries are
strictly adhered to.
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