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Italy culls birds after five H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in October
Reuters
ROME (Reuters) - Italy has had five outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu in farms the central and northern parts of the country since the start of the month and about 880,000 chickens, ducks and turkeys will be culled, officials said on Wednesday.

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Poultry World

PoultryWorld - Avian flu may spread via aerosol and droplets
Poultry World
Airborne transmission of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) viruses can occur among poultry and from poultry to humans during home or live-poultry ...
Should vaccines be used to curb avian influenza? - Farmer's WeeklyFarmer's Weekly
Global Avian Influenza Vaccines Market 2017- Yebio, CEVA, QYH ...DailyCommerceNews

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Independent Online

Bird flu is likely to push egg price up by R3 a dozen
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - The price of eggs, a cheap protein source for the poor majority, is likely to go up by R3 a dozen due to the persistent scourge of avian influenza (AI) which is threatening food security. Yesterday, the Gauteng government warned that the ...
Bird flu outbreak could lead to job losses – Gauteng MECNews24

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Fin24

'Devastating' bird flu culling to cost Gauteng farm R65m
Fin24
Johannesburg – The bird flu outbreak at operations of a Gauteng poultry producer has cost it R35m, plus an additional R30m to restore operations. Gauteng MEC of Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile ...


Months on, bird flu curbs still in place
The Tribune
Even after getting declared bird flu infection-free area six months ago, the government has failed to lift restrictions from a large area near Rajpura imposed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009 ...


Eyewitness News

[WATCH] MEC visits poultry farm affected by bird flu
Eyewitness News
Sethembiso Zulu | Gauteng MEC of Economic Development, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development Lebogang Maile visited the Arendsnes poultry farm in the East Rand of Joburg. Bird flu outbreak · Lebogang Maile · Gauteng bird flu · Birdflu.

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Eyewitness News

East Rand poultry farmers describe devastating bird flu effects - EWN
Eyewitness News
Eggbert Eggs General manager Gawie Rossouw says the outbreak has also resulted in a number of staff being retrenched.
Price fears as bird flu hits chicken supplies | Fin24Fin24
SABC News - Task team deployed to combat Avian flu in Gauteng ...South African Broadcasting Corporation

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South African Broadcasting Corporation

Task team deployed to combat Avian flu in Gauteng
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Task team deployed to combat Avian flu in Gauteng. Tuesday 10 October 2017 16:17. Sashin Naidoo. More than 1 million egg laying chickens have already died or have been culled in Gauteng as a result of the deadly Avian flu virus. (REUTERS) ...

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Independent Online

Boksburg egg farm closes it's doors after bird flu outbreak
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng MEC of Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, will on Tuesday visit a Boksburg farm that has closed down its operations as a result of the outbreak of Avian Influenza, or bird ...


eNCA

Boksburg egg farm shuts due to bird flu
eNCA
Boksburg egg farm shuts due to bird flu. South Africa ... File: A farm that produces 400,000 eggs daily has closed after its hens got avian flu. ... JOHANNESBURG – A farm in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni has stopped its operations as a result of the outbreak of ...


Citizen

Resorts keeping a lookout for bird flu
Citizen
Sun International has placed its aviary facilities, situated at Sun City in the North West, and Meropa Casino in Limpopo, on high alert following the ruinous and highly pathogenic outbreak of bird flu currently infecting the poultry industry and more ...


In bird flu fight, 'sentinel' chicks play key role: get sick
Inquirer.net
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Day-old chicks will serve as indicators of whether bird flu still stalks the town of San Luis, Pampanga province, or had been stamped out. At least 600 chicks would be released in the village of San Carlos in San Luis, to ...


Investopedia (blog)

CDC Is Testing Blockchain Projects to Manage Pandemics
Investopedia (blog)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is testing blockchain projects to track and control the spread of infectious diseases through better data sharing. According to an article in MIT Technology Review, the government agency is working ...


Independent Online

MEC Maile to visit farm affected by bird flu
Independent Online
The farm has been affected by bird flu (Avian Influenza) and has resulted in the closure of operations. The MEC's visit would be to solicit a deeper understanding of the impact of the disease outbreak. the MEC would engage with senior management of the ...


Budapest Business Journal

Bird flu impacts Hungarian trade surplus
Budapest Business Journal
Hungaryʼs external trade in goods saw a EUR 440 million surplus in August, down EUR 119 mln year-on-year, according to a first release of data from the Central Statistical Office (KSH). In the first seven months of this year, poultry exports fell by 16 ...

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Fight to protect Australia from pandemics will be waged outside borders with $20 million plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fight to protect Australia from pandemics will be waged outside borders with $20 million plan ... Australia is not immune to potentially deadly infectious diseases pandemics, the World Health Organisation regional director has warned. Speaking on ...
Hospitals open doors for international inspection of pandemic policiesNewcastle Herald
Pandemic policies to come under spotlightNEWS.com.au

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Independent Online

City takes steps as bird flu outbreak hits zoos | The Star - IOL
Independent Online
The flu has been identified as the "highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPA1)" virus.
Bird flu in city 'not a threat to humans' | Joburg East ExpressJoburg East Express

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Joburg East Express

Bird flu in city 'not a threat to humans' | Joburg East Express
Joburg East Express
The City of Joburg has been affected by the global outbreak of the avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 strain (bird flu) that was first detected in Europe and Asia.
City takes steps as bird flu outbreak hits zoos | The Star - IOLIndependent Online

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Business Day

Sovereign contains outbreak of bird flu
Business Day
The avian influenza news came just weeks after Capitalworks, in conjunction with the Sovereign board and management, launched a R12-a-share bid for control of the company. On Monday, shareholders will vote on the offer, which will result in the company ...


Bangladesh News 24 hours

Bangladesh-US disaster preparedness, response exercise DREE begins
Bangladesh News 24 hours
The annual civil-military disaster preparedness and response initiative between Bangladesh and the United States has begun in Dhaka. The US embassy said on Sunday said the exercise titled Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange ...
Bangladesh, US disaster response exercise and exchange beginsDhaka Tribune
US Soldiers and Airmen Participate in Bangladesh Disaster Response Exercise and ExchangeDVIDS (press release)

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