Bird flu in Villiers
BIRD flu infections on a farm in the Villers district have been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries.
The SA Veterinary Authority was notified of high mortalities at a chicken breeding site close to the Mpumalanga provincial border‚ the department said.
Samples from the farm had tested positive for a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza. The birds were to be humanely euthanised.
There was an outbreak of bird flu in Zimbabwe earlier this month.