Togo receives 1 million doses of bird flu vaccine

The International Office of Epizooties (IOE) has offered Togo one million doses of avian influenza vaccine following the confirmation of an outbreak of the disease in southern Togo, APA learnt on Monday.

Last June, 2, 505 birds allegedly died of the disease in a farm in Sigbehoue, 40 km east of Lome, the capital of Togo.

As a safety measure, a technical team of the ministry for Agriculture, Breeding and Fishing killed the remaining 3,069 birds.

The Mali-based IOE regional office has since May 2006 offered 14 million doses to Egypt, 1 million to Mali, 2 million to Mauritania and Ghana, 1 million to Senegal