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Another case of bird flu confirmed in Mpumalanga

Earlier on Monday, government announced a ban on the sale of live hens until the department is able to assess the extent of the outbreak.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The Agriculture Department has confirmed a second case of avian influenza, this time in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

The farm has been placed under quarantine and authorities say over 25,000 of the infected birds will be culled.

It's the second farm to test positive for the contagious H5N8 strain.

Earlier on Monday, government announced a ban on the sale of live hens until the department is able to assess the extent of the outbreak.

The Agriculture Department says that exports of processed poultry products, live chickens and fresh produce will continue, depending on the requirements of importing countries.

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