Deadly diseases: 5 recent outbreaks we should watch out for

2017-10-31 07:40

After reporting on the recent bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar, we looked at other recent outbreaks of potentially fatal diseases.

Massive cull to stop avian flu costs Zim company $7.2m

2017-09-28 10:00

Irvine’s, one of Zimbabwe’s largest food producers, has suffered losses of $7.2m after culling 835 000 chickens due to an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Bird flu confirmed in Western Cape

2017-08-15 10:32

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza on two ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area.

Astral seeks vaccine plan as new bird flu outbreak strikes

2017-08-03 15:40

Astral has confirmed a second outbreak of the avian flu at a farm in Mpumalanga and has been engaging with government to regulate vaccination programmes.

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.


Over 2 million birds now dead in Western Cape's worst bird flu outbreak

2017-10-02 17:42

The impact of avian influenza on the province's economy is estimated to be in the region of R800m.

Zim to cull half a million birds hit by avian flu

2017-08-25 15:44

Zimbabwe is set to cull more than half a million chickens affected by the highly pathogenic strain H5N8 at a farm in Harare.

Philippines to cull 200 000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

2017-08-11 20:37

The Philippines will cull at least 200 000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

Avian flu hits Zimbabwe poultry farm again

2017-07-31 15:31

An avian flu outbreak has again hit a poultry farm near the capital Harare in Zimbabwe, says a report.

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.

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