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Bird flu outbreak confirmed on Mpumalanga farm

The country has culled thousands of chickens since bird flu was detected in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Free State earlier this year.

Astral Poultry, which owns the farm, had earlier confirmed a similar case on its farm in Villiers in the Free State in June. Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Another bird flu outbreak has been confirmed, this time on a farm in Mpumalanga.

Astral Poultry, which owns the farm, had earlier confirmed a similar case on its farm in Villiers in the Free State in June.

However, the company says there’s no need for panic as they're equipped to stop the spread of avian flu at its Welbedacht farm outside Standerton in Mpumalanga.

The country has culled thousands of chickens since bird flu was detected in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Free State earlier this year.