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Senegal: Ministry Of Livestock Slaughters More Than 40,000 Selected Birds Amid Bird Flu

Senegal recorded an outbreak of Bird Flu towards the end of 2020 and on January 2nd Embark on the culling of more than 40,000 birds. According to an official at the Senegalese Ministry of Livestock, the death of nearly 60, 000 birds in previous weeks, prompted a laboratory test which found the outbreak of the bird flu.

An investigation is underway to try to determine the origin of the contamination, the official said.

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The culling operation was carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and the World Health Organization for Animal Health, among others.

Senegal has so far been spared of the bird flu.

Since 2005, the country has closed its borders to poultry products following the outbreak of the bird flu pandemic to avoid contamination.

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