Posted by: APO | 13 July 2016

As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance

Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease. The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate. The latest H5N1 outbreaks were recently confirmed on chicken farms in Cameroon putting the poultry production… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/as-h5n1-spreads-in-west-and-central-africa-fao-calls-for-increased-vigilance?lang=en


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