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#Birdflu breaks out in #Uganda (Xinhua, Jan. 15 ‘17)


Title: #Birdflu breaks out in #Uganda.

Subject: Avian Influenza, undisclosed subtype, poultry epizootic in Uganda.

Source: Xinhua, full page: (LINK).

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Bird flu breaks out in Uganda


Source: Xinhua | 2017-01-15 04:31:54 | Editor: huaxia

KAMPALA, Jan. 14 (Xinhua)

Birdflu has broken out in the central part of Uganda, a senior ministry of agriculture official said on Saturday.

Connie Acayo, the spokesperson of the ministry told Xinhua by telephone that confirmatory test of dead birds on Lutembe beach on the shores of Lake Victoria and in Masaka district showed that the disease had broken out.

"It is a very serious disease and the minister of agriculture will be issuing out a statement on Sunday," she said.

She added that government is going to issue precautionary measures to prevent the disease from spreading further.



Keywords: Uganda; Avian Influenza; Poultry; Wild birds.