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Morocco to vaccine all poultry after first Avian Flu case

Staff writer ▼ | February 19, 2016
Moroccan officials announced a new program that will vaccinate all poultry against the Avian flu (H9N2) after the emergence of the country’s first case of the virus.
Morocco Avian Flu
H9N2   The National Bureau for the Safety of Food Products confirmed:
The National Bureau for the Safety of Food Products confirmed the country’s first case of Avian flu after studying 800 units of poultry from different regions of the country.

The bureau assured Moroccan citizens that the meat and eggs from infected poultry pose no threat to human health. The virus causes a small proportion of poultry to die, as it causes their immune system to decline, and causes a decrease in egg production and stunted growth in infected poultry.

This explains the steep increase in eggs and chicken meat prices observed in the national market in recent days, the statement said.

In addition, the bureau announced a series of initiatives to prevent the spread of the virus, including granting licenses to veterinary drug companies to import the necessary vaccines and measures to control risk factors associated with the disease to prevent future outbreaks.