We are doing everything we can to control Avian flu - SA Poultry Association

The South African poultry industry has been hit hard by the Avian flu outbreak that has spread throughout several provinces.

In the Western Cape, more than 200 000 chickens have died or been culled since the outbreak of Avian flu in the province.

Acting CEO of SA Poultry Association, Dr Charlotte Nkuna says the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is working hard to keep the situation under control.

The idea is that we would contain it and make sure there is quarantine on those farms, that there is no movement of products, people or vehicles from those farms to other areas.

Dr Charlotte Nkuna, Acting CEO of SA Poultry Association

The Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is on top of it and they are managing the situation.

Dr Charlotte Nkuna, Acting CEO of SA Poultry Association

This is the first time that we are managing the disease in chickens and we are doing everything possible to minimize the damage so to prevent any losses of jobs as well as any impact it may have on the consumer.

Dr Charlotte Nkuna, Acting CEO of SA Poultry Association

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