Kenya bans Uganda poultry products over bird flu

A conductor offloads chickens from atop bus on December 31, 2016. Kenya has banned imports of poultry products from Uganda following an outbreak of avian influenza there. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Humans contract the disease through close contact with infected poultry.
  • Kenya has been on a high health alert after the deadly avian influenza was detected in dead birds in Uganda last weekend.

The Kenyan government has banned imports of poultry products from Uganda following an outbreak of avian influenza there.

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