« This is avian influenza type A, which is a subtype of H5N1, commonly known as bird flu. Immediately, we took a battery of measures ranging from banning access to the park, suspending pirogue rides along the marigot, destroying carcasses and waste, reinforcing surveillance of the park and raising awareness among agents and populations about the measures to be taken. The spread can go much faster. It can even cross borders, » he said.
Thus, the minister believes that, according to the information they have received, the disease has been reported in other countries. And a technical mission will be on the spot tomorrow, led by the Ministry of Livestock and all the parties concerned.