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Industry News & Trends / Avian Influenza / Africa
on March 16, 2022

More avian flu in poultry in West Africa, South Africa

Three West African states — Ghana, Niger, and Nigeria — and South Africa have registered new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.

Over the past month, six further outbreaks of HPAI have been officially reported by South Africa.

According to these most recent notifications to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), around 441,000 more poultry have been involved in the country’s long-running battle to control the H5N1 HPAI virus serotype.


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