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  • Cameroon Avian Flu Outbreak Spreads to Main Poultry Region

    Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...poultry-region

    Cameroon Avian Flu Outbreak Spreads to Main Poultry Region
    Divine Ntaryike Jr
    June 9, 2016 — 10:19 AM EDT
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    Cameroon is struggling to contain an avian flu outbreak even after slaughtering more than 200,000 fowls as the poultry industry says this year’s production target of 50 million chickens is unlikely to be met.

    The disease has reached other parts of the country after it was discovered at the central African nation’s largest poultry farm near the capital, Yaounde, two weeks ago, said Francois Djonou, head of the Interprofessional Poultry Organization of Cameroon, by phone. “If the outbreak continues to spread as it is doing, then you can be sure that hundreds of farms will be shut down.”...
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