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.
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.