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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ituri_Province

    An unknown disease decimates ducks and chickens in Djugu

    Posted on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 21:53 | Modified on Sun, 07/05/2017 - 21:53

    About three hundred and fifty head of poultry, including ducks and chickens, died within a week of a disease not otherwise identified in the localities of Joo and Kafé on the shores of Lake Albert in the territory of Djugu. The information was delivered on Sunday (May 7th) in Bunia by the head of animal production and animal health division in Ituri, fearing "adverse consequences in family economies" in the area.

    The head of Livestock Production and Animal Health Division in Ituri, Dr. André Lobho, reports that, on the basis of reports from local breeders, ducks die in large numbers, while these palmiped birds often resist diseases Chickens or roosters.

    This is what worries Dr. André Lobho. He confirms the presence at Joo and Kafé of the agents of this division dispatched for appropriate investigations:

    "We needed an animal health expert to give us the exact symptoms. He will take pictures to edify us more. I recommended to him, if there are bodies of waterfowl, that they take pictures of us. "
    According to Dr. André Lobho, the loss of these birds constitutes an "economic catastrophe" for the breeders of the region who "are interested in ducks. And when ducks die massively like that, it's a hard blow, because these are the resources with which they are living. [The schooling of] children, medical care ... it goes in. "

    The Livestock and Animal Health Division in Ituri has banned the consumption of poultry meat, which is dying from a disease not otherwise identified in these localities.

    http://www.radiookapi.net/2017/05/07...iookapi.net%29
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    DRC / Ituri: Provincial Government Commits to Fight Poultry Epidemic

    11 May 3 Health (3639), Society (24557),

    Kinshasa, May 11, 2017 (ACP) .- The provincial government reaffirms its commitment to fight an epidemic that ravages poultry in the territory of Aru in Ituri, reports the meeting of the provincial council of ministers held in Bunia under the presidency of the governor of Ituri Jefferson Abdallah Pene Mbaka.

    The council is asking the population not to consume poultry meat affected by this still unknown epidemic at risk of being contaminated, notes government spokesman and ITPR minister Gilbert Lomo Wamukaika in a report read to the press .
    ...

    http://www.faapa.info/blog/rdcituri-...les-volailles/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
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      DR Congo - Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele, Ituri & Tshopo
      Humanitarian information note no
      6 (17/5/2017)

      OCHA

      Overview of the situation
      ...
      An unidentified epizootic decimates poultry in the region on the shores of Lake Albert in Ituri.
      ...
      Since mid-March, the Provincial Inspectorate for Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock (IPAPEL) observes an epizootic disease, which decimated about 4 000 ducks and hens in the localities of Joo and Kafe, on the shores of Lake Albert in the Health of Tchomia (Territory of Djugu, Province of Ituri). A team of experts from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is in the area to investigate this disease which remains still unknown.

      https://www.humanitarianresponse.inf...-tshopo-note-1
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        DRC: bird flu kills more than 5,000 ducks and chickens in Ituri

        Posted on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 13:03 | Modified on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 13:18

        In an address to the press Thursday (May 18th) in Bunia, the governor of Ituri, Abdalah Pene Mbaka, declared the epidemic of avian flu in the localities of Joo and Kafé on the shores of Lake Albert. The disease has already killed more than five thousand chickens and ducks.

        Experts note its progression towards the localities of Kasenyi, Nyamavi, Kapuru, Mandje, Mokambo and Mahagi - port, along Lake Albert.

        According to the Head of Livestock Production and Animal Health Department in Ituri, Dr. André Lobo, cases of deaths of chickens and ducks at this stage in three territories of Ituri: Djugu, Irumu and Mahagi.

        To prevent the spread of the disease, the provincial governor announces the suspension of commercialization of poultry:

        "The movement of poultry of all kinds in these localities is strictly forbidden. And the markets there are closed to the poultry trade. Poultry within a radius of 3 kilometers around these localities must be systematically destroyed within the framework of sanitary cleansing ".

        The Head of Production and Animal Health reported that other surveillance measures were already in place, notably at the central market in Bunia, which naturally supplies poultry in these different localities. It therefore calls for the non-handling of infected poultry or found dead, to avoid contamination.

        http://www.radiookapi.net/2017/05/19...oules-en-ituri
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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