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SA has four active avian flu outbreaks – and no budget to deal with it

A government programme set up to manage bio-security threats – such as SA’s current avian flu outbreak- has a miniscule budget of just R3.3 million for the next year.

Bird flu found at SA farm highly contagious

Bird flu found at SA farm highly contagious

A government programme set up to manage bio-security threats – such as SA’s current avian flu outbreak- has a miniscule budget of just R3.3 million for the next year.

Highly contagious avian flu

The portfolio committee on agriculture, land reform and rural development released a report on the performance plan submitted by the Department of Agriculture, land reform and rural development, raising concerns about the “miniscule” sum allocated to, amongst other things, helping SA combat the highly contagious avian flu and foot and mouth disease (FMD).

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