Brazil: MAPA works to guarantee chicken meat exports to Japan
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Published Jul 19, 2023
An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAAP) has been confirmed in domestic poultry in Maracajá, Brazil. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has been maintaining a constant state of alert, implementing education measures and bird surveillance throughout the country. The Ministry is working to provide detailed information and adjust requirements for importing poultry to minimize the impact of restrictions on Brazilian exporters.
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Since the identification of infection by the highly pathogenic Influenza A virus (H5N1) in wild aquatic migratory birds in Brazil, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock has maintained a constant state of alert, intensifying education measures and risk communication about the disease, as well as bird surveillance throughout the country, which has encouraged new notifications. Last Saturday (15), an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IAAP) was confirmed in domestic poultry on a property in the municipality of Maracajá (SC), where several species of birds, such as chickens, guinea fowl, , pheasants, geese, ducks, partridges and turkeys, were raised loose and not intended for the production of products for sale. The property has a small flooded area (dam), where free wild birds are found. Faced with this situation, Mapa informs that the property has been interdicted since the first service carried out by the Official Veterinary Service (SVO). After confirmation, all ...