Via GhanaWeb: Noguchi confirms Bird flu in Ghana. While H5N1 is never mentioned, it seems to be the most likely candidate for "bird flu." Excerpt:
The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Research has confirmed there is Avian Influenza virus or Bird Flu in some birds in Ghana.
Out of six samples tested by the Institute, five of them proved positive for the bird flu virus, Research fellow at the Institute, Dr Kofi Odoom confirmed to Joy News' Francisca Kakra Forson on Wednesday.
According to him, the Institute received the samples on 15 May, 2015 from two farms located in Achimota and Tema and subjected them to medical scrutiny.
The virus for now is from bird to bird he stated, adding however that the Institute is yet to conduct tests on the handlers of those birds to confirm whether or not the virus has been transferred from birds to humans.
He was quick to add that there is no cause for alarm at least for now but advised poultry farmers to keep their farms clean and report as soon as possible strange behaviour by their birds.
He said everything will be done to control the disease.
Deputy Agriculture Minister, Dr Hannah Bissiw, has warned poultry farmers not to eat affected birds.
She said even the birds which die in various farms must be sent to the veterinary services for investigation.
Update: This isn't quite the breaking news I thought it was. As the story notes, the samples arrived at Noguchi almost two weeks ago, and I've found a May 4 news report from IRIN explicitly naming H5N1 as the cause of death in a bird from a farm in Tema, a small city near Accra. Still, it's a worrying development.