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Newcastle Disease Vaccination Programme Launched

by 5m Editor
23 November 2010, at 9:32a.m.

GHANA - The Veterinary Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is today launching a project that is aimed at preventing animal diseases that have been neglected.

The project which would be launched at an inception workshop at Wa, would focus on vaccinating animals, especially poultry, against these so called neglected diseases, according to the Ghana News Agency.

A statement issued to the Agency by the Regional Directorate of Agriculture at Wa yesterday (22 November) said the vaccination programme would involve vaccination campaigns against Newcastle disease among local poultry within the Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions.

It said the Northern part of Ghana had been selected together with the Republic of Togo, Burkina Faso and Benin because of the movement of people and live poultry across their common borders.

Further Reading

- Find out more information on Newcastle disease by clicking here.