6,000 Infected Birds Culled
About 6,060 local birds infected by bird flu also at the Second Battalion of Infantry (2BN) at Apremdo in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region have been destroyed. Also destroyed were 5,450 foreign layers, 86 ducks and 60 Guinea fowls. Kojo Acquah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) disclosed this at the First Ordinary Meeting of the 3rd Session of EKMA. He
told the assembly members that there was a reported case of an outbreak of bird flu at the 2BN early this year. He said as part of measures to manage the situation, staff of the Veterinary Service and Environmental Health Department were deployed to the area to assist in dealing with the situation.He revealed that three military personnel infected by the flu had been treated.