World South African Govt Bans Sale Of Live Fowls



In a bid to control the spread of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, the South African government has banned the sale of live fowls in the country.


A statement by the country's agriculture department read, “Exports of processed poultry products, live chickens and fresh produce will continue depending on the requirements of importing countries.

“To date, no human cases of infection with avian influenza H5N8 have been reported.

“However, people handling wild birds, sick or dying poultry must wear protective clothing and wash their hands with disinfectants,” the department said.