Avian influenza update in Argentina


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The National Agricultural Food Health and Quality Service (CINASA) confirmed three new positive cases of avian influenza (AI) H5 in the past week, 1 case in birds from a commercial farm in Rio Negro province and 2 from backyards in La Pampa provinces. and Santa Fe, where 42 cases of the disease have been detected in total so far across the country.

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Of the samples analyzed March 7-10 by Cinassa National Laboratory, 3 gave a positive diagnosis for Avian Influenza 5, 1 in commercial farm birds and 2 from backyard facilities in the cities of Minque in Rio Negro, and Trinil in the Pampas. and santa fe. from Grutly.

After the cases are confirmed, agents from the regional centers of Patagonia Norte, Santa Fe and La Pampa – San Luis del Cinassa carry out the corresponding sanitary measures in the affected properties. In turn, Sinassa is working on health and service procedures in all areas where the results were conducted.

In this way, among the more than 200 notifications analyzed by the CINASA laboratory, to date, there are 42 confirmed cases, in backyard birds (33), commercial (5) and wild (4) distributed as follows: 16 in Córdoba, 9 in Buenos Aires, 4 in Neuquén, 4 in Santa Fe, 3 in Rio Negro, 1 in Chaco, 1 in Jujuy, 1 in Santiago del Estero; 1 in San Luis, one in La Pampa, and one in Salta.

At the same time, in areas of the country where the presence of artificial intelligence has not been detected, SINASA maintains permanent prevention and monitoring measures; Having strengthened controls at border crossings with Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, in the provinces of Entre Rios, Chaco, Formosa, Corrientes, Misiones, Jujuy and Salta.

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Sinassa confirms its recommendation to the productive sector to enhance the management, hygiene and biological security measures of its poultry farms, and to notify it immediately of any detection of neurological, digestive or respiratory clinical symptoms, a decrease in egg production, or in water or food consumption and high mortality in domestic or wild birds. Also, remember to take all precautions and not handle birds when these clinical pictures are detected.

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