Tunisia-Sousse: Dead birds on beach diagnosed with Newcastle disease

Birds found dead near the coast of Hammam-Sousse do not have the avian influenza virus type A (H5 / N1), which can be transmitted from animals to humans, related Abderrazek Mani, president of the Hygiene, Health and Environment Commission at the Municipality of Hammam-Sousse, the TAP reported.

Analyzes of these birds have revealed that they suffer from Newcastle disease (ND), also known as bird flu, contagious contamination between poultry but which does not spread to humans, he said. at the TAP Agency.

The causes of mortality of these birds, including in particular the Scopoli Puffin, which fell on the beaches of Hammam Sousse, remain unknown, added the same source.

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