Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

South Africa: H5N8 in seabird species

19 February, 2018

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that further incidences of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza have been detected amongst Western Cape sea bird populations. Amongst African penguins, seven cases from six different sites across the provincial coastline have tested positive. Of the seven cases, one has survived.