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Avian flu detected in seabirds in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa has detected an outbreak of avian flu in seabirds, citing the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain that infected the country’s poultry industry last year. Last year’s outbreak resulted in poultry farmers culling…

Japan culling 330,000 birds to fight avian flu

TOKYO: Japan has begun slaughtering more than 330,000 farm birds to contain its first outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in nearly two years, the government said Tuesday. The planned cull of some 16,500 ducks at a farm…