WOAH reports Senegal farm H5N1 bird flu epidemic.


The World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) verified that Senegal has reported an outbreak of highly virulent H5N1 bird flu on a poultry farm in the northwest of the nation.

The Paris-based WOAH stated, citing Senegalese authorities. That the outbreak began on March 18 on a farm in the village of Potou. That is close to the city of Louga. This location is close to the Langue de Barbarie National Park. That is where the first H5N1 infection was discovered on March 12.

“A credible epidemiological association exists between the two outbreaks,” it found.

500 of the flock’s 11,400 birds perished from the sickness, and the remaining animals were culled, according to the WOAH.

During the last year, avian influenza, sometimes known as “bird flu,” has spread throughout the world, killing more than 200 million birds, pushing up the price of eggs, and prompting governments to fear human transmission.


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