Administrative authorities in the West Region of Cameroon have confirmed the resurgence of bird flu in this part of the country. According to a report released today by Augustine Awa Fonka the governor of the West Region, some 16 000 chickens were incinerated on a farm in Bafoussam, due to the rise of avian influenza.
For several months, the poultry industry in Cameroon has been shaken by the resurgence of bird flu. Several homes were closed in some areas of the country. A weak recovery has been registered at Mvog Ada, the main poultry market in Yaounde, where traders are resisting despite measures by the authorities.
With investments of at least 15 billion CFA francs, the poultry industry represents 1% of GDP and covers the protein needs of 14% of the Cameroonian population.
By Rita Akana