South Africa 31.1.2018 01:42 pm

Western Cape govt urges caution around bird flu

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However, no new outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain have been detected since October last year on previously uninfected chicken farms.

Farmers and bird owners in the Western Cape have been urged to exercise caution around the bird flu virus by maintaining strict biosecurity measures.

Alan Winde, MEC for Economic Opportunities, said no new outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain have been detected since October last year on previously uninfected chicken farms, but that the strain has been positively identified in multiple wild bird species.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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