Chile and Peru advance in binational cooperation to confront the impact of Avian Influenza

Published Jun 21, 2024

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The United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO) has reported a significant loss to avian life due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AAAP) outbreak in 2023, with over 12.5 million birds dying or being sacrificed. The southern coast of America was particularly hit, with a guano bird mortality rate exceeding 78%. The outbreak affected various species in Peru and Chile, leading to population declines. Despite the severity of the outbreak, effective response strategies were implemented, including an intersectoral first response plan, and experts recommend strengthening international collaboration and improving viral monitoring. A joint staff training program and increased investment in laboratories and supplies for genetic analysis of viruses are suggested to enhance response efforts.
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More than 12.5 million birds died or had to be sacrificed during 2023 due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AAAP) emergency, according to figures provided by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations. United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO). In the case of the southern coast of America, the mortality rate in guano birds exceeded 78% during the period 2022-2023, where the population decreased from 3 million 733 thousand individuals to around 799 thousand individuals. A problem addressed in the second joint meeting between the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) and the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), of Chile and Peru, where specialists analyzed the impact of the emergency on birdlife, the lessons learned from the strategies assumed and advanced ideas for common lines of binational technical collaboration that will allow us to face this disease in the future. Leonela Valdivia, a veterinary ...
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