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Africa

Africa’s avian influenza battle continues

Virus also continues to be troublesome in Europe, Asia
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in poultry in South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Italy over the last week, and there has been one confirmed new case in a human patient in China.
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Avian flu threatens South Africa’s poultry industry

Country's veterinary officials considering vaccination
While the animal health authorities in the Philippines believe that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry has been brought under control, there have been high-level discussions with the poultry industry in South Africa on how to tackle the worsening disease situation there.
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Aviagen and Arbor Acres distributor focus on organic growth in Egypt

CPC welcomes Aviagen to MPG head office to collaborate on latest developments and opportunities
On May 16, a delegation of Aviagen executives and Arbor Acres Middle East and Africa representatives paid a special visit to Cairo Poultry Company, the exclusive Arbor Acres distributor for Egypt.
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Poultry Africa 2017 to tackle continent’s changing needs

With growing middle class and more demand for poultry, African producers must keep pace
Because the middle class is growing quickly in Africa, food consumption patterns are changing. People are beginning to move away from a vegetable-based diet to a protein-based one.
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Flour Mills of Nigeria feels effects of recession

Company saw substantial increase in revenue, but 40 drop in profit
Despite a substantial increase in revenue for the financial year ending March 31, 2017, agro-food group, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), recorded a drop of almost 40 percent in profit from the previous year.
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France, China announce new measures to tackle avian flu

Additional biosecurity, vaccination protocols put in place
In order to prevent a recurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in France, additional biosecurity measures will be introduced in the coming weeks and, in China, the growing number of human cases of H7N9 influenza has prompted the government to announce a nationwide campaign of poultry vaccination.
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