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Surge in South African avian flu outbreaks

In South Africa, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at 10 poultry farms in five provinces over the past two months.
In South Africa's Western Cape, four new avian influenza outbreaks have been confirmed at poultry farms.
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Avian flu outbreak threatens South African poultry industry

A confirmed outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a commercial farm in South Africa has been described as a threat to the nation’s poultry industry. Some of the country’s export markets immediately suspended trade in South African poultry products.

In West Africa, Mali has registered the country’s first cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.


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Avian flu-related losses mount in Nigeria

In Nigeria, losses of poultry linked to highly pathogenic avian influenza now stand at around 750,000 birds since the first cases in January of this year.

In order to control the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), 329,556 chickens have been culled by Nigerian authorities at 62 premises.


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Avian flu spreads further in West Africa

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to cause losses among poultry flocks in Niger and Nigeria. Combined with other recent challenges, the disease is leading to shortages of poultry on the Niger market. In South Africa, the HPAI situation appears to be easing.
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Avian flu returns to Niger

Country has its first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in more than 3 years
In West Africa, Niger has reported the country’s first outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) for more than three years. Meanwhile, tests have revealed further cases in poultry in Nigeria and Algeria.
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