He Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and fishing (MGAP) reported to the World Organization for Animal Health (OMSA) having detected the first outbreak of avian influenza in mammalsafter the death of several coatis (at least eight) in the Ecopark Tálice de Flowers during the month of May.
On May 5, the Tálice Ecopark had reported an increase in the mortality of coatis, some of which after being tested yielded positive results to the H5N1 virus or bird flu. With this new focus, There are already 15 detected throughout the country.
On May 8, Uruguay had already submitted a rapid notification to the OMSA, as indicated in the protocol for mass mortality events. Nevertheless, No new cases of avian influenza have been reported in mammals. out of this particular case.
The isolation measures of the MGAP have managed to prevent, until now, the avian flu from entering commercial poultry farmswhere they are progressing in parallel with the vaccination of laying and breeding birds, after the delivery of more than 1.2 million doses against the H5N1 virus on May 17.
The MGAP has been vaccinating against bird flu since May 2
On May 2, the MGAP began mandatory vaccination against bird flu throughout Uruguaywith the distribution of the doses purchased by the government to try to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, as well as an outbreak within the production circuit that entails millions in losses for the poultry sector and the entire national economy.
The first delivery of some 900,000 doses was made to accredited veterinarians who managed to immunize the hatcherieswhich present the longest productive cycle and the most vulnerable to the effects of an outbreak.