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Avian flu in Argentina: There must be no cases for six months to reopen exports

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Frozen Whole Chicken
Argentina
Published Mar 9, 2023

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The introduction of bird flu in poultry production farms caused the closure of poultry meat exports. The waiting times for the World Organization for Animal Health (OMSA) to determine the possibility of reopening exports are between three and six months without new cases of avian influenza being detected in productive farms.

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The introduction of bird flu in poultry production farms caused the closure of poultry meat exports. The waiting times for the World Organization for Animal Health (WHO) to determine the possibility of reopening exports are between three and six months without new cases of avian influenza being detected in productive farms. This was explained to Salta/12 by Raúl Díaz Pardo, thematic coordinator of Animal Health of the Noa Norte Regional Center of SENASA, when asked about the current epidemiological situation that already affects 10 provinces (Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Neuquén, Santa Fe, Río Negro, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, San Luis and Chaco, as well as Salta). Despite the fact that the alert was issued in the northern border area, the most affected areas for now are the center and south of the country. "It is a disease that travels through the countries with wild birds that migrate looking for heat," explained Díaz Pardo, indicating that they enter from the north of the continent, ...
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