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South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

PUBLISHED: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:35:35 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

South Africa earlier this month suspended all trade in birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of H5N8 at a commercial poultry farm.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng, editing by Larry King)


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