19 foci of bird flu recorded in Brazil | News

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Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA, acronym in Portuguese) confirmed six new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) on Thursday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in wild birds in Brazil to 19.


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“The detection of a new subtype of the virus is not related to confirmed outbreaks of high pathogenicity (H5N1) in wild birds in the states of Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul, does not require the application of emergency measures and does not compromising Brazil's status as a HPAI-free country”, the report stated.

According to the Animal Health Department of the Ministry of Agricultural Defense, the detection was the result of the actions provided for in the Newcastle Avian Disease and Influenza Surveillance Plan, and is the result of the work of the animal health surveillance system.

In this sense, the health portfolio reinforces that low pathogenicity avian influenza is not a disease that must be notified to the World Organization for Animal Health (OMSA) and does not bring restrictions on the international trade of Brazilian poultry products.

The report also alerted the population to avoid direct contact, without adequate protection, with sick or dead birds, called to immediately notify the state animal health agency or the Federal Superintendence of Agriculture of any suspicion of the disease in domestic birds. or wild, including the identification of birds with respiratory signs.

"These viruses circulate normally in populations of wild birds, mainly aquatic, throughout the world, causing mild or asymptomatic disease in domestic and wild birds," highlighted the health portfolio.

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