A plan to fight against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAHP) Where Avian Flu with a total cost of 979.4 million CFA francs was adopted today by the Council of Ministers.
This program includes compensation for farmers who are victims of stamping out, strengthening community and health surveillance, strengthening risk communication and biosecurity in live poultry farms and markets.
As a reminder, since the first quarter of this year, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has reappeared in West Africa. Between July 15 and 30, 2021, a series of investigations were carried out by the Veterinary Services following alerts reporting massive poultry mortalities in the Department of Grand-Bassam, specifically in Mondoukou. Results from three poultry farms were positive, confirming the presence of the virus H5N1 in Mondoukou.
Faced with this health threat, the Government initiated response measures consisting of isolating the outbreak, raising awareness among populations and breeders, strengthening health surveillance, and stamping out all susceptible animals. strict control of movements, closure of live poultry markets, cleaning and disinfection of poultry farms and markets in Grand-Bassam. During this health response, new outbreaks were confirmed in the towns of Mohamé, Modeste, Songon and Bouaké. The farms concerned were subject to early stamping out. All these actions have resulted in the control of the foci of infection, thus making it possible to be in the descending phase of the epidemiological curve of the disease in the country.