Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

South Africa: 3 avian influenza cases

14 April, 2018

South Africa's Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development (READ) in North West confirmed three cases of High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), in the area.
One case was detected in the quails that are hatched, grown and slaughtered on the farm. The second one was identified in wild ducks that were kept domestically as pets for recreational reasons. The two were identified within 10 km of each other. The third outbreak was detected in a semi commercial farm.