Govt fast-tracks vaccines after lethal bird flu outbreak hits SA

  • 📰 TheCitizen_News
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 34 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 17%
  • Publisher: 75%

South Africa Headlines News

South Africa Latest News,South Africa Headlines

The reported number of chickens culled at commercial farms due to the bird flu outbreak, so far exceeds 1.3 million.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development said 107,705 chickens had died so far after contracting bird flu. Photo: iStockas South Africa deals with an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza with 50 confirmed cases of the HPAI H7 and 10 of the HPAI H5 strains.

Gauteng has been the hardest hit with HPAI H7 outbreaks with 37 reported cases, followed by Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Northwest with two cases each, while the Free state has one reported case., Land Reform and Rural Development spokesperson Reggie Ngcobo said 107,705 chickens had died so far.“Based on these reported figures, there has been a total loss of 1,426,226 chickens.

“The number of chickens that have died from this strain outbreak is 98,249 while just over 1.1 million had been culled: A total loss of 1,254,532 chickens.” “Industry is thus requested to ensure the utmost biosecurity on poultry farms to reduce the risk of introduction.”


Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 6. in ZA

South Africa Latest News, South Africa Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Nigeria: Federal Govt Tackles Zamfara Govt Over Alleged Politicisation of Security ChallengeThe federal government has taken a swipe at the Zamfara State government for allegedly politicising the abduction of students of the Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) in the State.
Source: allafrica - 🏆 1. / 99 Read more »

Bird flu crisis: Govt to fast-track vaccines amid fears of chicken, egg shortageThe government plans to fast-track the use of vaccines to fight bird flu as virulent strains of the disease sweeps across SA's poultry sector.
Source: News24 - 🏆 4. / 80 Read more »

Nigeria: Govt to Enforce Use of Concrete Road ConstructionThe Minister of Works, David Umahi, has insisted that there is no going back on the construction of concrete roads saying President Bola Tinubu has approved that it should be enforced.
Source: allafrica - 🏆 1. / 99 Read more »

Kenya: Nyamira Doctors to Down Tools From Midnight Over CBA With County GovtDoctors in Nyamira County are set to down their tools starting midnight following a disagreement between the county government and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union(KMPDU).
Source: allafrica - 🏆 1. / 99 Read more »

Here's how govt's plan to plant 10 million trees is goingSeptember marks Arbor Month in South Africa, which this year focuses on the links between forests and human health.
Source: News24 - 🏆 4. / 80 Read more »