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The South African government is monitoring the bird flu outbreak in Brazil but has thus far not imposed any restrictions on poultry imports from the country.

Earlier this week, the Brazilian government declared a temporary state of animal health emergency after a several cases of bird flu were detected among wild birds.

Brazil is the world's biggest chicken meat exporter, and accounts for more than half of SA's poultry imports.

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