Bird flu: chickens are dropping like flies in SA’s worst outbreak
The outbreak set to devastate the R59bn poultry industry and has already caused egg shortages in Gauteng
SA’s poultry industry is facing its worst outbreak of avian influenza, with about a third of egg-laying chickens and a quarter of broiler-breeding chickens dying from the virus or being culled.
The virus, new in SA and identified as H7N6, has spread from Mpumalanga, where it was detected in early June to Gauteng, parts of Limpopo and Rustenburg in North West...
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