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Three Outbreaks of Low-path Avian Flu in South African Ostriches

27 March 2015

SOUTH AFRICA - Over a three-month period around the turn of the year, ostriches at three farms in Western Cape province tested positive for the H5N2 low-pathogenic avian influenza virus.

The veterinary authority sent Follow-up Report No.4 dated 23 March to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), detailing three outbreaks of low-pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N2 sub-type.

They occurred between 13 November 2014 and 1 January 2015, one in Mossel Bay and two in Hessequa.

In total, 3,306 birds were affected, of which 894 tested positive for the virus.

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