Ostrich Meat Trade Interrupted by Flu Outbreak

An outbreak of avian influenza on an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa had led to a ban on all exports of the product..  South Africa accounts for over 80% of the world’s ostrich meat production.  In an attempt to control the outbreak, 5,000 birds have been culled.  If the infection is contained, ostrich meat exports may resume next month.

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