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Cape officials issue bird flu warning

Although the flu has low risk to humans it can still spread to domestic poultry.

Penguins are seen at Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Officials have sent out a warning to the public against Avian Flu at Boulders Beach.

Although the flu has low risk to humans it can still spread to domestic poultry.

MEC for Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape Alan Winde says various entities, including his department, are monitoring the situation.

“Our vets are continually monitoring the situation… the smaller the bird the quicker it [bird flu] affects the bird and the fewer chances of the bird surviving.”