Avian Influenza in poultry detected in Cayo District

A limited outbreak of Avian Influenza Type A in poultry has been detected in two farms in Spanish Lookout, according to BAHA. The organization has already implemented containment measures  in effect prohibiting poultry and poultry products from exiting the affected farms.

There are very little clinical signs in the affected birds, and this suggests a low pathogenic infection.

BAHA has heightened its surveillance at all other poultry farms.

vlcsnap-2015-01-17-07h36m16s223Samples have been sent to a reference laboratory in the USA for confirmation and sub-typing and the results are expected in 4 days.

Commercial and backyard poultry farmers across the country are encouraged to step up their bio-security measures and to notify BAHA of any unusual occurrence in their flocks.

BAHA reassures the public that poultry meat and eggs are safe for human consumption.

Avian Influenza (AI) is a viral disease affecting the respiratory, digestive and/or nervous system of the birds only.

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