Brazil: Mapa maintains speed for exports of chicken products to Japan

Published Jul 18, 2023

Tridge summary

Brazil is on high alert after the detection of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in wild migratory birds. An outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed on a poultry farm in the municipality of Maracajá, leading to the euthanization of all birds and the interdiction of the property. The Ministry of Agriculture is working to provide detailed information to Japan, as they have suspended the importation of live birds and poultry meat from the state of Santa Catarina.
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Since the detection of infection by the highly pathogenic Influenza A virus (H5N1) in wild migratory aquatic birds in Brazil, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has installed a permanent state of alert, with intensification of education actions and risk communication about the disease and the surveillance actions in birds across the country, leading to new notifications. Last Saturday (15), an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAAP) was confirmed in subsistence poultry on a property in the municipality of Maracajá (SC), where there were multiple species of birds - chicken, guinea fowl , pheasant, goose, duck, partridge and turkey - which were raised loose and were not intended for the production of products for sale. The property has a small flooded area (dam), where free-living wild birds can be seen. In view of the situation, Mapa informs that the property is interdicted from the first service performed by the Official Veterinary Service (SVO). After ...
Source: Agricultura
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