This follows the confirmation of one case in Binduri in the Upper East Region.
Authorities, however, fear there could be high cases of widespread infections if frantic measures are not taken.
“To forestall the spread of the disease, the Ministry [of Food and Agriculture] is announcing the following measures for public safety:
“Restricting the movement of animals within, into and out of the Binduri district.
“Mass vaccination of animals in the affected areas.
“Ban on the consumption of animals found dead from the affected areas,” a statement issued by Mr Acheampong said.
“The public is further advised to observe vigilance, purchase meat from only certified abattoirs and promptly report animal deaths to the nearest veterinary unit or health facility in the affected area.”
It assured the public that it is taking “all necessary steps to contain the disease”.