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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Poultry production: Keep highly pathogenic avian influenza out of your poultry

Act immediately and implement practical rules and procedures that help to keep viruses at bay during an outbreak of avian influenza. A strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus - H5N8 - is currently having a field day in South African poultry systems where it is causing serious…

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Plans progress to import fertilised eggs to SA

The South African government and poultry industry have set up a protocol for the import of fertilised broiler chicken hatching eggs, which will now be negotiated with trade partners. The import of the eggs can alleviate the supply shortage caused by the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus. The Department…

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