Revised bird flu response and management plan for Southern Africa

Southern African countries have updated the regional preparedness and response plan for the management and control of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 following the outbreak that devastated the poultry industry in 2017. The updated plan was crafted by regional experts and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).…

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South Africa not quite free of avian flu

Outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 avian influenza virus in South Africa (SA) have drastically decreased in commercial chickens, but wild birds are still affected. There have been a total of 120 reports since June 2017 until 11 January 2018, according to a report issued by the Department of Agriculture,…

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Zambia’s poultry exports rise – PAZ

Zambia has recorded an increase in poultry exports, says the Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ). This is mainly due to the country being free of the highly contagious avian influenza (H5N8) that has affected the region. Dominic Chanda , PAZ executive manager, says Zambia has managed to capture markets previously…

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