Bird flu looks set to hurt SA's battling economy

2017-07-13 07:00

Bird flu, which has extended to two more farms in SA and which has seen trade bans from other countries, may have a negative impact on the economy, warns an analyst.

Avian flu: Zimbabwe bans poultry products from SA

2017-06-27 11:11

Zimbabwe has reportedly banned all poultry products from South Africa following an outbreak of avian flu in Mpumalanga and Free State provinces.

Virulent strain of avian flu in Kansas poultry

2015-03-15 16:00

The US department of agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas.

Bird flu – know the facts

2014-11-19 16:13

Bird flu concerns are hitting Europe as the disease is discovered in local poultry. This factbox includes the most important information on the disease.

CDC 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

2014-07-22 08:21

The CDC 'may never know' how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a another laboratory.

Work resumes on bird flu studies

2013-01-24 15:53

Scientists around the world have declared an end to a moratorium on research into mutant forms of the deadly H5N1 bird flu that can be transmitted directly among mammals.

Mysterious disease kills children

2012-07-08 13:33

It's not bird flu or SARS, and nor does it appear to be contagious, but little more is known about a mysterious disease that has killed dozens of Cambodian children.

Bird flu claims another victim in China

2012-01-22 15:51

A man in southwest China who contracted the bird flu virus has died, the second human death in the country in just under a month.

China says man dies of bird flu

2011-12-31 15:16

A man in southern China's Guangdong province has died of bird flu a week after being admitted to hospital with a fever, reports say.

Huge ostrich cull doesn't stop pandemic

2011-05-24 20:41

SA has culled 10 000 ostriches, but avian flu is still crippling the industry.


Chicken trade interruption should be less than 2 months

2017-06-29 18:27

The interruption in poultry trade from South Africa, following the outbreak of Avian Influenza, should be less than two months, says SA Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell.

Poultry vets head to Cape Town

2015-09-06 17:41

The latest developments in avian health management are on the programme for the Congress of the World Veterinary Poultry Association in Cape Town.

Nigeria finds an H5 strain of bird flu in poultry

2015-01-19 09:15

Nigeria, has announced that two poultry farms have been quarantined after an H5 strain of bird flu was detected at each.

China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu

2014-09-02 05:59

Nearly 18 000 geese died on a poultry farm in northeast China after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month, the agriculture ministry says.

Officials purge safety board after anthrax crisis

2014-07-16 14:56

Federal officials, amid the worst US biosafety crisis in years, have dismissed 11 scientists that advises the government on how dangerous pathogens should be treated.

Western Cape ostriches to be killed

2012-07-12 09:38

Thousands of ostriches in the Western Cape are being slaughtered after a fresh outbreak of avian flu.

Editor backs change to bird flu policy

2012-02-18 12:28

The editor of the US journal Science says he supports the decision of bird flu experts in Geneva to make public controversial research about a mutant form of the H5N1 virus.

WHO 'deeply concerned' by mutant bird flu

2011-12-31 21:06

The WHO says it is "deeply concerned" about research into whether the H5N1 flu virus could be made more transmissible between humans after mutant strains were produced in labs.

Ostriches culled in Eastern Cape

2011-11-02 16:30

Sixteen ostriches infected with Avian Flu have been culled in the Eastern Cape, says the provincial department of rural development and agrarian reform.

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