The hardest hit provinces are the Western Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Gauteng.
South Africa: 7.5 million Chickens Culled in Effort to Contain Bird Flu Outbreaks https://t.co/mGYdcDFVsP #priceofchicken #consumerrights #tradetariff #foodsecurity #supplychain #foodsecurity #chickenprices #eggs #emptyshelves pic.twitter.com/rDtfa5PAey
— ChickenFacts (@ChickenFactsSA) October 8, 2023
Namibia and Botswana have since suspended the importation of poultry products from South Africa.
The avian flu is also wreaking havoc in other parts of the world. In Cambodia, a 50-year-old man has died from the bird flu, which is the second death from the virus recorded in that country this year.
A 50-year-old man has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the health ministry said on Sunday, the second death from the virus recorded in the country this year. pic.twitter.com/22PFnYeJ3Z
— SARS‑CoV‑2 (COVID-19) (@COVID19_disease) October 9, 2023
Written by: Nonhlanhla Harris