Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Togo says avian influenza hits poultry farm

Togo 10 September, 2008 An outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in the West African nation of Togo for the first time since last year.
The virus was detected at a poultry farm housing more than 4,500 birds in the village of Agbata outside the capital, Lome.
The first avian influenza cases in Togo were discovered on a farm that had received a shipment of birds from Ghana, months before Ghana’s government announced a bird flu outbreak and an export ban in May 2007.