Spain: Catalonia relaxes measures against bird flu after not detecting new outbreaks on farms

Published Mar 9, 2023

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The Department of Climate Action of the Generalitat of Catalonia has announced that it will compensate the owners of the farms affected by the avian flu disease for the slaughter of the animals. Likewise, it has communicated that next Friday, March 10, the period of control and restrictions that have been applied to all farms and other establishments within a radius of 10 kilometers around the farm where a source of flu was declared a month ago ends. avian in domestic birds. These control measures and movement restrictions are applied to prevent the spread of the disease to other nearby farms and, in the event that a possible case appears, to be able to act quickly for its immediate control and eradication. "The fact that no new focus has been declared, not even suspected of the disease within this restricted zone, shows that rapid detection and action on the affected farm and the other farms that were epidemiologically linked become key tools for control of sanitary emergencies ...
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