A poultry farm in Kpone has been quarantined following the detection of the deadly Avian Flu also known as bird flu.
About 10 workers on the farm have also been isolated pending screening.
The Head of Public Health at the Veterinary Service, Dr. Bashiru Boi Kiki-Moto in an interview with citifmonline.com said no one is allowed to enter the farm except veterinary doctors.
“The whole farm has been quarantined and when the farm is isolated, the people who are also there are isolated – people are not supposed to come from outside into the farm to get in touch with the people,” he explained.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in Ghana after test results from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Laboratory in Padova, Italy proved positive.
According to Dr. Kiki-Moto, the 10 isolated persons have had direct contact with the birds and thus, they are not allowed to leave the farm but “they can send their families out.’
The farm has over 1,000 birds and after screening, they will be destroyed through burning.
He also stated that another farm in Kpone which had over 35,000 birds was early on quarantined and the birds have since been destroyed.
“On Monday, all the birds were destroyed…the place has been disinfected. The first round has been done and they are now on the second round of disinfection,” he told citifmonline.com.
He said the farms in Tema and Achimota which had the first outbreak have already been screened.
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