Lesotho: Govt Issues Bird Flu Warning - AllAfrica.com

LESOTHO has not banned poultry imports but only advised importers to only use approved companies when sourcing poultry products to avoid bringing into the country, the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus that has been reported in parts of South Africa.

What you need to know about the bird flu outbreak in SA - News24

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, announced on Thursday that the trade of chickens in South Africa has been put on hold due to the increase in the H5N8-strain bird flu. Watch. South Africa's neighbouring countries like ...

Bird flu strain H5N8 no threat to humans - Citizen

The current avian influenza virus strain-H5N8-affecting South Africa is not a threat to humans. This was confirmed by the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) on Thursday following advice from the World Health Organisation and the ...

Rwanda Govt Bans Import of Poultry Products from SA, Zimbabwe - ThePoultrySite.com

RWANDA - The Ministry of Agriculture has temporally banned importation of poultry products, including chicken, eggs and chicken meat, from South Africa and Zimbabwe, following an outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as Bird-Flu in the Southern ...

South Africa: Minister Senzeni Zokwana - Media Briefing On Avian Influenza Outbreak in South Africa - AllAfrica.com

The Department alerted poultry owners about the eminent threat of Avian Influenza when Zimbabwe reported their first case at the end of May. The disease, which at that time had been reported in 14 countries, 2 of which were in Africa, had been ...

Poultry sales in SA 'not affected by outbreak' - Bizcommunity.com

There has been no negative local market reaction to the outbreak of a highly contagious strain of bird flu, the South African Poultry Association says. Despite speculation on social media, early indications were that poultry sales remained healthy, the ...

South Africa: Bird Flu - Outbreak Leaves a 'Fowl' Taste in the Mouth - AllAfrica.com

The South African government has issued a national ban on the sale of live chickens. The ban follows an outbreak of the contagious H5N8 avian flu virus on at least two farms - both in Mpumalanga - where they will now have to cull thousands of egg ...

Steps to control bird flu - Times LIVE

The government has introduced a raft of conditions on the trading of live chickens in an effort to contain the spread of avian influenza after an outbreak on two farms in Mpumalanga, where eggs were destroyed and about 260,000 chickens culled last week.

Uninsured birds a calamity if flu runs rampant - Business Day (registration)

SA's poultry industry could be left counting costs that run into billions of rand as no insurance cover exists to cater for the outbreak of a natural disaster such as bird flu. In the event of a large-scale outbreak of bird flu, the country's poultry ...

Zokwana: Bird flu measures to stay in place until outbreak contained - Eyewitness News

A strain of the virus - which does not affect humans - was identified on two Mpumalanga farms. FILE: Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN. Bird flu · Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana · Department of Agriculture · Avian ...

S. Africa bans sale of live chickens amid fear of further spread of bird flu - Xinhua

PRETORIA, June 29 (Xinhua) -- South Africa has decided to put on hold sales of live chickens after the outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza on two farms in the country, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said Thursday. While confirming ...

Bird flu outbreak threatens local poultry industry - Cape Business News

With reported cases of Avian Influenza within South Africa's borders, the local commercial poultry industry is at high risk of the outbreak turning into a pandemic with major financial and operational implications. This is according to Gareth Lloyd ...

Botswana bans poultry products from S - pppFocus

“[The] vaccination of birds will create an endemic situation, affect surveillance efforts and affect our export certification because all our trade partners only want products from a country that is free of Avian influenza where vaccination is not ...

Namibia suspends imports of SA poultry amid bird flu outbreak - Normangee Star

South Africa has confirmed outbreaks of avian flu, which is often transmitted by wild birds, on at least two farms. The Minister urged chicken owners, farmers and the public to remain vigilant and said all cases of high mortalities in chickens and ...

Busa outlines vision for deracialised economy - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the publication of Busa's 'Business approach to black economic transformation for inclusive growth' paper and how it could help to deracialise the South African ...

Zokwana on bird flu: Plans are in place - East Coast Radio

The Department of Agriculture says it has devised a plan to manage the current avian flu outbreak in Mpumalanga. bird flu outbreak Pixabay.com. Minister Senzeni Zokwana, says teams have met with poultry producers to make sure the disease is managed ...

Registration now compulsory for live chicken traders - Farmer's Weekly

Anyone buying and selling more than five live chickens for any purpose other than direct slaughter at a registered abattoir will in future have to register with the Poultry Disease Management Agency (PDMA). Registration now compulsory for live chicken ...

SA won't vaccinate against bird flu - eNCA

File: More than a quarter million chickens have already been slaughtered as the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) tries to contain the threat of Avian Influenza. Photo: Pixabay / music4life. CAPE TOWN - More than a quarter of a ...

Vaccination not the answer to bird flu crisis, says minister Senzeni Zokwana - Business Day (registration)

SA has already culled 260,000 birds, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Thursday, as the country deals with an outbreak of a highly contagious strain of bird flu. However, he said, vaccinating poultry against the ...

Agri minister: 'Chickens on shelves are safe' - iAfrica.com

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana has stated that the current strain of H5N8 virus is not harmful to humans and precautions have been taken to stop the spread. During a media briefing, the minister announced that various ...