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Poultry keepers urged to take precautions to reduce bird flu risk – Farming Life


Farming Life

Poultry keepers urged to take precautions to reduce bird flu risk
Farming Life
Last winter bird flu was found in 13 UK flocks which ranged in size from as few as nine birds to as many as 65,000 birds. Over recent months we have seen a decline in the number of new cases and the UK declared disease freedom on 13th September.

Posted on 24 September 2017 | 8:35 am

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu – Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu
Eyewitness News
The department's Petro van Rhyn said this is the first time the poultry industry is affected by avian influenza. “Previously it only affected ostriches… and going forward, we will continue to work with the private sector to mitigate the impact of the

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 1:49 pm

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears – South African Broadcasting Corporation


South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears. Thursday 21 September 2017 06:50. SABC. About 50 cases of bird flu have been reported at commercial chicken and ostrich farms.(REUTERS) …

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 10:50 am

UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction – News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net

UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction
News-Medical.net
By successfully securing 3.19 billion KRW in research funding over four years, the project is expected to accelerate the development of a self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction. The center will receive 2.9 billion KRW from the

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 3:21 am

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m – Fin24


Fin24

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m
Fin24
The strain of bird flu has also been identified in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the North West. Winde said that, as of September 7, over 200 000 chickens had been culled in the Western Cape and 46 ostrich farms placed under quarantine.
Bird flu hits two Quantum Foods farmsBusiness Day (registration)
RCL Foods and Quantum Foods report cases of avian flu outbreaksIndependent Online

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Posted on 20 September 2017 | 1:34 pm

Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation – Independent Online


Independent Online

Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG – DEADLY pathogenic avian flu outbreaks in the poultry industry could have a negative impact on food inflation if it is not managed properly, an industry body has warned. Agbiz head of agribusiness research Wandile Sihlobo said the …

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Posted on 18 September 2017 | 3:32 am

Bird flu detected in Eastern Cape – Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

Bird flu detected in Eastern Cape
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN – The first cases of bird flu have been detected in the Eastern Cape. The deadly H5N8 influenza strain was picked up on a poultry farm in the Uitenhage area. About 5,000 birds have had to be culled. Meanwhile, there have been no reports of …
Bird flu detected in the Eastern CapeNews24
Bird flu outbreak may cause chicken‚ egg shortage in Eastern CapeTimes LIVE
First case of bird flu in Eastern Cape detectedHerald live
Grocott’s Mail Online –ThePoultrySite.com
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Posted on 15 September 2017 | 6:27 am

Dept yet to release compensation guidelines over bird flu outbreak – Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

Dept yet to release compensation guidelines over bird flu outbreak
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN – The Department of Agriculture is yet to release guidelines for farmers who are seeking compensation for losses due to bird flu. This is despite Minister Senzeni Sokwana's announcement in August that it will be published at the beginning of …

Posted on 12 September 2017 | 5:30 am

At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak – Eyewitness News


Eyewitness News

At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak
Eyewitness News
… said guidelines would be released on 1 September for affected farmers to claim compensation, but these have yet to be published. The Democratic Alliance wants Zokwana to tell Parliament how his department plans to halt job losses due to bird flu.

Posted on 11 September 2017 | 3:21 pm

Deadly Bird Flu In China Evolves, Spreads To New Regions – NPR


NPR

Deadly Bird Flu In China Evolves, Spreads To New Regions
NPR
This past year China had the largest outbreak of a deadly bird flu since the virus was first detected in March 2013. For the past five years, China has had annual waves of H7N9 outbreaks that peak around January and February. During the 2017 season
Record Bird Flu Epidemic in China (MMWRMedPage Today

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Posted on 7 September 2017 | 8:51 pm

H5N8 – BingNews

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu

The first case of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, strain H5N8 virus in the Western Cape was detected in August in the Heidelberg area on two ostrich farms. And by the end of this week, about two million chickens and ducks would have been culled as a …

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:41 am

South Africa: Western Cape On Avian Influenza

“There are currently 26 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), strain H5N8, in the province. We are continuing to work with the private sector to mitigate the impact of the disease. “By the end of this week, we estimate that around …

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 8:29 am

RCL Foods : and Quantum Foods report cases of avian flu outbreaks

JOHANNESBURG – Poultry producers RCL Foods and Quantum Foods reported cases of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza (AI) in their separate farms in the Western Cape. RCL’s outbreak was detected yesterday at the company’s …

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 2:00 pm

Fairhill Chickens’ Production Down 25%

ZIMBABWE – Gweru-based poultry producer, Fairhill Chickens’ production has plummeted by more than 25 per cent owing to the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus commonly known as bird flu, which broke out in the country in May. The H5N8 has been …

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 5:22 am

Zim conducts study to assess avian flu’s impact on economy

South African poultry producer, Astral Foods, too, has been hit hard by the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu, with the first outbreak reportedly costing the firm more than US$2 million. The outbreak of avian flu in the SADC region has prompted neighbouring …

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 4:09 pm

Province of Padua poultry banned

The Centre for Food Safety today banned the import of poultry meat and eggs from the Province of Padua, Italy. It was notified of an H5N8 avian influenza outbreak in the province. The centre is liaising with Italian authorities and will monitor information …

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 6:09 am

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat from Italian province

In view of a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the Province of Padua in Italy, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the HKSAR government’s Food and Environmental …

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 2:25 am

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Province of Padua in Italy

about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the Province of Padua in Italy, the CFS has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the province with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong.

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 1:32 am

UK officially declared free from bird flu – but lessons must be learned to protect East Anglia’s poultry in future

The H5N8 strain of avian influenza sparked a series of bird culls and preventative restrictions within East Anglia’s poultry industry last winter, including 23,000 birds killed at a farm in Redgrave, near Diss, in February and a further 55,000 birds …

Posted on 13 September 2017 | 7:31 am

Avian Influenza: UK now disease-free but Chief Vet urges vigilance

The Government Chief Vet has today announced the UK has met international requirements to declare itself free from Avian Influenza (AI) H5N8, but reiterated calls for all poultry keepers to remain vigilant for signs of disease, as there is a real and …

Posted on 13 September 2017 | 5:27 am

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