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Tag: bird flu

  • Sunday, December 10th 2023 - 11:31 UTC

    Bird flu expanding in Antarctica, high mortality among elephant seals

    Health experts say that even penguins are vulnerable to the bird-borne virus since they cluster together during the onset of the breeding season

    Mass elephant seal deaths have been reported in the Antarctic region after a high level of mortality has been detected among elephant seal pups at three sites around South Georgia. Animals have shown symptoms that are consistent with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), and the outbreak affects particularly the southern elephant seal species (Mirounga leonine).

  • Monday, October 23rd 2023 - 07:01 UTC

    Falklands brace for avian flu

    Domestic poultry owners in the Falklands have been advised to follow biosecurity measures

    Agriculture officials in the Falkland Islands have announced that biosecurity measures have been stepped up in anticipation of the imminent arrival of avian influenza, which is likely to come from a sick bird.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 09:00 UTC

    Three more sea lions confirmed to have died of bird flu

    Two of the new cases were found in the province of Buenos Aires and the other in Río Negro

    Argentina's National Agrifood Health and Quality Service (Senasa) Monday confirmed three more cases of avian influenza had been detected in sea lions along the country's Atlantic Ocean coast.

  • Tuesday, August 29th 2023 - 06:38 UTC

    Falklands warns about the return of migratory birds and most probably Bird Flu

    There have been outbreaks of Bird Flu reported among sea birds and some sea mammals in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay

    With spring on the way, it won't be long before we enjoy seeing the return of migratory birds to the Falkland Islansds. However, with Bird Flu already present in South America, it is likely to enter the Falklands this season.

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Bird flu detected in dead sea lions on Tierra del Fuego shores

    “Two previous suspicions in sea lions had been treated in the country and were negative,” Senasa pointed out

    Argentine authorities Friday confirmed the detection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in sea lions found dead on the Tierra del Fuego shores.

  • Wednesday, August 9th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Argentina bird-flu free again

    Under the epidemic, Argentine chicken meat exports contracted by 28% in volume and 35% in value during the first semester

    Argentina's National Agrifood Health and Quality Service (Senasa) Tuesday announced the South American country was again avian influenza free, it was reported in Buenos Aires. In a note to the World Organization for Animal Health, the sanitary agency said the last of the 18 outbreaks detected in commercial establishments had been controlled 6 months after the first case was detected.

  • Thursday, July 13th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    WHO concerned bird flu virus might affect humans more easily

    The first lineage of the bird flu virus was identified in 1996 and has since caused several infectious outbreaks among birds

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday said it has “strong concerns” that the avian flu virus (H5N1) might mutate to infect humans, as outbreaks of the disease among birds are becoming more frequent. In the WHO's assessment, the virus might adapt to infect humans more easily.

  • Friday, June 9th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Brazil: Tourists banned from Espirito Santo islands due to bird flu

    Brazil remains free from avian influenza before the World Organization for Animal Health because there is no record in commercial production

    Authorities in the Brazilian southeastern State of Espirito Santo Thursday decided to ban all tourists from the islands of Vitória after confirming 20 outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    Brazil declares bird flu emergency

    Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22

    Brazilian authorities have decreed a nationwide animal health emergency, it was published Tuesday in an extra issue of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette), Agencia Brasil reported. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Carlos Favaro signed the ordinance dated May 22 which will be effective for the next 180 days.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Patient died of avian flu in China, WHO confirms

    The H3N8 virus does not spread from one human to another, the WHO said

    The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday confirmed one Chinese woman has died of the H3N8 variant of avian flu after being hospitalized for severe pneumonia on March 3.