July 1, 2022
200,000 poultry culled in Guinea due to H5N1 bird flu
Mamoudou Nagnalen Barry, Guinea's Minister of Agriculture, said the country has culled about 200,000 poultry at risk of being infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, Nasdaq reported.
The country in West Africa announced the first six bird flu outbreaks on June 7, which resulted in the deaths of 120,478 poultry.
Barry said their concern is to stop it from spreading to areas where the epidemic hasn't yet been declared.
In the prefectures of Coyah and Forecariah, which are 50km and 100km away from Guinea's capital of Conakry, the current outbreaks have been contained.