4/14/2011

South African veterinarians are working to contain an outbreak of H5N2 bird flu in the Western Cape province. The outbreak was seen in five ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn and Uniondale in March. At least 100 birds have died of the disease and about 14,900 more are at risk of becoming infected, the World Organization of Animal Health said. South Africa has halted exports of ostrich meat and all live birds after the outbreak.

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