Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:59
Uganda and South Sudan agreed to set up a joint border surveillance team to fight the spread of bird flu, says Minster of Livestock and Fisheries.
Bird flu was reported last month in Uganda.
James Janka Duku told Radio Bakhita that health experts from both countries would be deployed along the border to inspect poultry products entering South Sudan.
He says South Sudan would not ban Ugandan poultry products since the two countries have agreed to work together to combat the virus.
The strain of avian influenza detected in wild and domestic birds in Uganda is the same virus that has spread through Asia and Europe over the past four months.
Since Uganda declared the outbreak, Kenya and Rwanda banned poultry products from Uganda.