Tuesday 22 August 2017

Mozambique to vaccinate birds against Newcastle disease – Official

Mozambique to vaccinate birds against Newcastle disease – Official
(APA 08/01/17)
Mozambique to vaccinate birds against Newcastle disease – Official

The Mozambican government plans to vaccinate more than 40,000 birds of various species against Newcastle disease in Niassa province this year, an official said on Monday.

Director of economic activities in Niassa’s Chimbonila district Francisco Machono said so far up to 23,000 birds have been vaccinated.

"For a greater adherence to the programme, the sector's authorities have decided to adopt the door-to-door vaccination and promote trade shows intended for animal health," Machonio is quoted as saying by state-controlled Radio Mozambique on Monday.

He said the strategy is aimed at increasing bird production after a new feed mill was launched in the region.

Scientists says sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses spreading to humans and causing new diseases.

An estimated 4.7 million chickens have died of disease in Africa since November last year.

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