SA officials to get bird flu training

Comment on this story
iol scitech feb 26 bird flu Reuters During the 12-hour period, local officials will oversee disinfection operations at all farms in the region.

Johannesburg - More South African officials will be trained in the United States to deal with bird flu in poultry, an official said on Monday.

Agriculture spokeswoman Palesa Mokomele said this was one of the outcomes of a meeting about food security, health and other issues between Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and a US delegation in Cape Town on Friday.

“The outcome of the meeting was that there would be an increase in the number of officials travelling to the University of Delaware for training in emergency poultry disease,” said Mokomele. - Sapa

Hungry for more scitech news? Sign up for our daily newsletter


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.