Forty small to medium scale poultry farmers from all agricultural districts, will be involved in a one- day workshop on bio-security, tomorrow.

The workshop is being held as a result of the threat of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) to the Caribbean region and will be held at the Methodist Church Hall from 9:00am.

It is being organized by the Animal Health and Production Division within the Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Caribbean Animal Health Network, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) programme.

A current strain of avian flu virus, known as H5N1, which can also cause disease in humans is circulating in many countries in Asia and West Africa.

Between December 2014 and June 2015 a strain of the H5N2 virus appeared in the USA and affected millions of birds.

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