Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

August 29, 2016 11:39 AM

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Togo slaughters 11,500 chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

Togolese authorities said on Saturday they had slaughtered 11,500 chickens in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the capital Lome and the town of Adetikope, about 25 km north of Lome.

"We are in the presence of the H5N1 virus," Agriculture Minister Ouro-Koura Agadazi said on public radio, after the strain was confirmed by laboratory tests in Italy.

Also read: Germany detects H5N1 bird flu on poultry farm in Brandenburg

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