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Bird flu threat in South Sudan

by Medindia Content Team on September 13, 2006 at 4:22 PM
Bird flu threat in South Sudan

According to the Uganda's Ministry of Health, the first case of bird flu has been reported in a poultry farm in the capital city of Juba on Tuesday.

The fatal virus was confirmed on Sept.6 and was affecting local fowl, said the chairman of the National Task Force on Bird Flu Sam Okware.


He said, "I have directed local health and veterinary officials in various districts all over the South Sudan region to strengthen their task forces on bird flu to enhance surveillance and public education. In addition, the people at the border areas should be on high alert for any suspicious birds or poultry products being brought into the country."

The public, particularly those who have been traveling to Juba or South Sudan, have been advised by him to be on "high alert."

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