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13.05.2007 Health

Bird Flu: VR steps up surveillance


The Volta Regional Veterinary Officer, Dr Ben Aniwa, has said that regional, district and local committees in the region have increased their surveillance for the signs of the Avian Influenza (bird flu).

Speaking to the GNA, Dr Aniwa said apart from awareness among poultry farmers being sharpened, presently workers of the Ministry of Food And Agriculture were out sensitizing school pupils to report dead birds found for verification.

Dr Aniwa said poultry farmers have been educated on the symptoms of the disease and was hopeful that they would report any diseased bird to his outfit.

He said consumer concerns with regard to the treatment of chicken before consumption was also being taken care of.

Source: GNA