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Ghana bans importation poultry of products from neighboring countries over bird flu outbreak

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has announced a total ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from neighbouring countries.

This follows the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza disease, otherwise known as Bird Flu in some parts of the country.

The Ministry in a statement noted that the outbreak of the disease follows the detection of similar cases in neighboring countries since January 2021.

It added that the zoonotic nature of the disease calls for public alert and vigilance to mitigate the possible impact on the poultry industry and public health in general.

Download full statement here

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