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WATCH: What is bird flu and can you get it? – eNCA


eNCA

WATCH: What is bird flu and can you get it?
eNCA
There have been cases of bird flu being transmitted to humans but experts are quick to assure South Africans. Earlier today South African Poultry Association CEO, Kevin Lovell told Dan Moyane that the H5N8 has come from Europe where they had thousands …
South Africa's neighbors ban poultry imports after bird flu outbreakReuters
Bird Flu: South Africa's neighbours ban poultry importsVanguard
Zimbabwe efforts to contain bird flu outbreakAljazeera.com
Eyewitness News –Times LIVE
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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:21 pm

Fake bird flu news ruffles KZN feathers – Times LIVE


Times LIVE

Fake bird flu news ruffles KZN feathers
Times LIVE
That's according to the Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) after a circulating whatsapp got local residents in a panic over suspected bird flu outbreaks in KZN. This comes in the wake of Avian influenza outbreaks in Mpumalanga and

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:19 pm

Astral doing ‘all in its power’ to contain bird flu – Bizcommunity.com


Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu
Bizcommunity.com
Poultry company Astral has created a "war room" to contain the outbreak of bird flu on its farm in Villiers. "Following on from the initial outbreak, abnormal mortality was reported on another site on the same farm over the past weekend, and in light

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 11:56 am

No need to panic over bird flu, says vet – Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

No need to panic over bird flu, says vet
Eyewitness News
JOHANNESBURG – As Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana suspend poultry imports from South Africa with immediate effect, the Agriculture Department says no new cases of avian flu have been reported since the start of the week. At the weekend, reports …
Live chickens still on sale despite bird flu banTimes LIVE
All you need to know about bird fluMpumalanga News
SA's neighbours ban poultry imports over bird fluNews24
Business Day (registration) –eNCA –East Coast Radio
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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 5:28 am

Three Mutations Could Turn Bird Flu Virus Into A Human Pandemic – IFLScience


IFLScience

Three Mutations Could Turn Bird Flu Virus Into A Human Pandemic
IFLScience
Scientists have shown in a lab how bird flu could change in three simple mutations and become capable of spreading from human to human. But fear not, you can put away your Hazmat suit for now – the researchers did not alter the whole virus itself (we

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 4:12 pm

Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA – News24


News24

Vigilance needed over bird flu threat, says DA
News24
Cape Town – The threat of bird flu, which has been detected in the country, must be tightly monitored, the Democratic Alliance's Western Cape branch said on Sunday. “With the virus having been detected and confirmed inside our borders, the threat of …

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 9:33 am

Fears UK could face bird flu outbreak even WORSE than 2009 … – The Sun


The Sun

Fears UK could face bird flu outbreak even WORSE than 2009 …
The Sun
The virus is two mutations away from widespread human-to-human transmission, scientists have said.
Bird flu pandemic worse than 2009 swine flu outbreak could be on …Mirror.co.uk

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Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:46 pm

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says – Reuters


Eyewitness News

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says
Reuters
Poultry producer Astral confirmed that the H5N8 bird flu strain was found on its Villiers farm on the outskirts of the Free State province, it said in a statement. The company said the farm had been quarantined and the site affected would be depleted
Agriculture department bans Mpumalanga 'spent hens' amid bird flu outbreakEyewitness News
Ban on live hen sales after bird flu confirmed at Mpumalanga farmCitizen
South African farmers urged to check poultry for bird flu – eNCAeNCA
News24
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Posted on 23 June 2017 | 7:23 am

Bird Flu Breaks Out In Mpumalanga – Huffington Post South Africa (blog)


Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Bird Flu Breaks Out In Mpumalanga
Huffington Post South Africa (blog)
Bird flu has broken out, with approximately 24,000 birds thought to have been affected on a farm in Mpumalanga. This follows an outbreak of the deadly virus in Zimbabwe earlier this month. According to The Times on Friday, the Department of Agriculture

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 5:19 am

A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic – NPR


NPR

A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic
NPR
Public health officials have been worried about this bird flu virus, called H7N9, because it's known to have infected more than 1,500 people — and killed 40 percent of them. So far, unlike other strains that more commonly infect humans, this deadly
Scientists create 'mutant bird flu' to prepare for possibility of deadly global pandemicThe Independent
Three mutations could make bird flu a potential pandemic: studyReuters
Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely, scientists saySTAT
Cosmos –Vanguard
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Posted on 15 June 2017 | 6:44 pm

H5N8 – BingNews

Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

Belgian health authorities said they confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium concerning the highly contagious H5N8 virus, and established a 3 kilometer perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden. In the perimeter …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:53 am

Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana ban South African poultry imports

Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana on Tuesday suspended poultry imports from South Africa with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu. South Africa has confirmed outbreaks of avian flu, which is often transmitted by wild birds …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 8:28 am

WATCH: What is bird flu and can you get it?

While bird flu is an avian virus in the same family as the flu you might have suffered from this winter, this particular strand – the H5N8 avian virus – causing disease in birds in South Africa has not been documented to spread to humans. However this …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:11 am

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The strain was identified on a commercial chicken farm in Mpumalanga and the World …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 5:14 am

South Africa’s neighbours ban poultry imports over bird flu

(AFP PHOTO/RAJESH JANTILAL) Namibia on Tuesday (Jun 27) became the latest country to ban South African chickens – live and uncooked – following last week’s outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu at two South African poultry farms. Windhoek followed …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:53 pm

Live chickens on sale despite bird flu ban

The department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) introduced the ban on Monday to try to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious bird flu‚ H5N8‚ which was spotted in Mpumalanga and the Free State. Should the spread become a national …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:06 pm

World South African Govt Bans Sale Of Live Fowls

Agri SA said it was anxious because there was no cure for HPAI H5N8. Kevin Lovell‚ CEO of the SA Poultry Association said the disease is introduced to poultry by wild birds. The suspension is in line with the animal health act, (Act 1 of 2011).

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:23 pm

Belgium Reports Their 12th H5N8 Outbreak Of June

While Belgium went relatively unscathed during this past winter’s HPAI H5 epizootic, it is making up for it now, with a dozen outbreaks reported this month. The highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu has once again been found in a particular livestock Wangenies …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:14 am

Govt bans sale of live hens after H5N8 bird flu outbreak

JOHANNESBURG – Government has placed a general ban on the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu. Officials have emphasised that no humans have been affected. The Agriculture Department …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 1:06 pm

South Africa: 25,000 birds killed in H5N8 avian influenza outbreak on Mpumalanga farm

Officials with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Animal Production and Health in Pretoria reported an outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N8 on a farm in Dipaleseng, Mpumalanga Province to the World …

Posted on 26 June 2017 | 1:00 am

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