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Resurgence of avian flu in poultry in Taiwan, Ghana, South Africa

In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
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Poultry flocks in South Africa, West Africa hit by avian flu

Despite reporting success in controlling one strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in poultry, South Africa is struggling to contain the disease linked to a second variant. West African states Nigeria and Ghana have reported detecting the same virus in their respective poultry sectors.
Since the start of July, nine new outbreaks of HPAI in poultry linked to the H5N1 virus variant have occurred in South Africa.
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Rioting harms South African poultry operations

Poultry plants facing arson threats, while chicks cannot be placed on farms and feed ingredients can’t be delivered
Rioting in South Africa has had harsh effects on the country’s poultry industry, causing supply chain disruptions, theft and struggles to get feed to the birds in live production.
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How avian flu was brought under control in Egypt

In 2006, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) not only severely impacted the Egyptian poultry sector, but it also caused human deaths. Fourteen years on, the disease has been brought under control using a coordinated approach by local and international agencies.
Egypt’s highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2006 resulted in “significant economic losses,” according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Avian flu detected in poultry in three Asian states, South Africa

Iran, Iraq, and Taiwan have each reported one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in their respective poultry populations.
In the past week, the animal health agencies of two Western Asian states have officially registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations. 
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Miscommunication leads to egg waste in Africa

Health and nutrition messages need to be specifically targeted, says UNICEF nutrition adviser
The discarding of egg yolks in some African nations is a prime example of why recommendations concerning health and nutrition need to be specifically targeted and well-defined, said Grainne Moloney, UNICEF’s senior adviser for early childhood nutrition
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Lesotho is ninth African state to report avian flu in poultry

Registering its first ever cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), Lesotho has become the ninth African country to report cases of the disease in poultry so far this year. From Mali and South Africa come reports of additional outbreaks in poultry, affecting more regions.
So far this year, Lesotho has become the ninth African state to report highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry. For the country surrounded by South Africa, it also represents the first occurrence of HPAI.
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