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The Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries shared recommendations to take into account in case of contact with sick birds.

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He Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) shared a series of recommendations to take into account in case of having contact with sick birds, after it was confirmed that the death of about 10 backyard chickens in the area of ​​El Monarca, in MontevideoIt was due to avian influenza.

The MGAP reminds that contact with sick birds can affect people, and urged the population to notify the presence of dead birds, or that present digestive, nervous, or respiratory symptoms. However, the portfolio recalls that the consumption of poultry meat or eggs does not affect humans.

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In turn, he also called on producers and free-lance veterinarians “to be alert and report when suspicious cases are found,” as well as the general public on “do not touch, do not move and give notice in case of finding dead birds or sick to the mails to [email protected], [email protected] or to the local zonal offices of the MGAP or the Ministry of Environment”.

The portfolio points out that “biosecurity must be ensured in commercial and backyard poultry farms”, and that, for the moment, “all movements within the national territory of backyard poultry and birds that are not controlled by through the Poultry Monitoring System”.

In addition, backyard birds and those that make up the Free Range productive system “They must be housed in closed and covered facilities”, at the same time that “fairs, auctions, exhibitions and events related to the avian species are suspended”.

Bird flu symptoms in humans

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • respiratory tract infection
  • Pneumonia
  • shock

He Ministry of Public Health (MSP) remember that this disease is very rare in humansand that the number of people infected with this virus H5N1 is in the order of about 10 people around the world. As reported by the MGAP, during 2022 only two cases were registered in Americaone in a village of Ecuadorand the other in USA.

Source: Ambito

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