Experimental drug shows promise against dangerous viruses

2017-07-03 10:33

Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

Bird flu: SA bans sale of live chickens - for now

2017-06-29 10:33

The sale of live chickens in South Africa has been suspended until veterinarians can verify that the country’s chickens are free from the bird flu, says Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Zimbabwe and Namibia ban SA poultry imports

2017-06-27 14:14

Namibia and Zimbabwe have banned poultry imports from South Africa after an outbreak of bird flu.

Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA

2017-06-25 11:33

The threat of bird flu, which has been detected in the country, must be tightly monitored, the Democratic Alliance says.

SA suspends import of poultry products from Zim over bird flu

2017-06-08 15:07

South Africa has suspended imports of all poultry products from Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported in the neighbouring country over the weekend.

Botswana bans Zim chicken imports over bird flu fears

2017-06-07 06:11

Botswana has banned poultry products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported at the weekend.

Bird flu outbreak spreads to Belgium

2017-02-04 06:05

A highly contagious strain of bird flu that has affected poultry farmers in France and Germany has now spread to Belgium.

Britain reports bird flu in wild duck

2016-12-22 22:26

Britain has announced the discovery of a highly contagious strain of bird flu in a wild duck found dead in Wales, warning poultry keepers to remain vigilant as Christmas approaches.

Geese to be culled in Germany due to bird flu

2016-11-20 17:57

Around 8 800 geese on two poultry farms will be culled in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein because some of the animals are infected with bird flu.

Bird flu reappears in Cameroon

2016-05-26 22:01

Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.

What you need to know about the bird flu outbreak in SA

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, announced on Thursday that the trade of chickens in South Africa has been put on hold due to the increase in the H5N8-strain bird flu. Watch.

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Fears that bird flu may cripple fragile poultry industry

2017-06-29 05:00

The highly contagious bird flu may cripple the poultry market, unless producers immediately intervene, warns an industry expert.

Bird flu outbreak poses new threat to SA poultry industry

2017-06-27 09:36

South Africa’s already fragile poultry industry faces a trade ban after this month’s bird flu outbreak in Mpumalanga.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Somalia

2017-06-08 19:03

Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is set to face treason charges at the High Court, and SA has suspended imports of all poultry products from Zimbabwe.

SA bans chicken imports from Zimbabwe

2017-06-08 14:05

South Africa has immediately suspended all trade in live poultry, meat and table eggs from Zimbabwe over an outbreak of bird flu.

Bird flu cases revive fear of repeat of major 2015 outbreak

2017-03-10 16:39

The detection of a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu at a Tennessee chicken farm is reviving memories of a devastating outbreak in 2015 that required the destruction of millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest.

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Dutch kill 190 000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

2016-11-27 17:40

Dutch officials have culled 190 000 ducks on a central Netherlands farm where inspectors have confirmed the presence of a highly infectious strain of bird flu, officials and local media said.

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

2016-06-07 11:34

Hong Kong has culled 4 500 birds after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.

400 000 birds at Indiana farms with bird flu killed

2016-01-21 09:55

Animal health officials responding to a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana say crews have finished killing more than 400 000 birds ordered euthanised at the 10 affected commercial poultry farms

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