As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance

Cameroon becomes latest country in region to detect virulent bird flu

Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease.  The strain can infect and cause death in humans and kills poultry at a high rate.