New avian flu cases reported in five African states
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has returned to afflict poultry in Benin and Cote d’Ivoire
Following a prolonged absence, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has returned to afflict poultry in the West African states of Benin and Cote d’Ivoire. There have also been further cases in birds in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.
For the first time since 2008, the H5N1 HPAI virus has been…