June 23, 2017 / 7:20 AM / 2 years ago

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

A street trader sells live chickens on a street in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group, AgriSA, said on Friday.

South Africa earlier this month suspended all trade in birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of H5N8 at a commercial poultry farm.

Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng, editing by Larry King

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