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No new cases of bird flu in Western Cape over past week

2017-11-08 16:50

The spread of the bird flu virus that has decimated parts the Western Cape's poultry industry may be be slowing down, according to Western Cape MEC for agriculture Alan Winde.

Zokwana dragging feet on bird flu outbreak - DA

2017-10-06 20:12

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana has been dragging his feet over the avian flu crisis that is threatening the country's poultry and ostrich industries, says DA MP Annette Steyn.

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m

2017-09-20 15:29

One of South Africa’s largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.

200 000 chickens culled in Western Cape as province tackles bird flu

2017-09-07 21:00

More than 200 000 chickens have died or been culled in the Western Cape as a result of an outbreak of bird flu, leading to over 100 job losses.

Bird flu found on Western Cape commercial poultry farm

2017-08-28 19:17

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on a commercial poultry farm in the province.

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.

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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.

 

No decision yet on bird flu vaccination - Zokwana

2017-10-18 07:30

The Minister of Agriculture says state veterinarians are still assessing whether SA chickens should be vaccinated amid the country's worst ever bird flu outbreak.

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WATCH: 2 million birds dead from avian flu, egg shortage looms

As poultry farms deal with the crippling consequences of the avian influenza outbreak, consumers are warned to prepare themselves for higher prices and dwindling egg stocks. Watch.

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Bird flu detected in the Eastern Cape

2017-09-14 21:45

The first case of bird flu in the Eastern Cape has been detected on a poultry farm outside Uitenhage.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking SA's bird flu outbreak

2017-08-31 13:48

There have been 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in five provinces around the country in 2017. Follow this timeline to see how it unfolded.

Bird flu continues to spread in SA, forcing firm to freeze operations

2017-08-25 07:24

Bird flu is spreading in South Africa with Astral Foods reporting that the disease has infected more chickens at a farm in Mpumalanga.

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.

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