Peru declares state of emergency due to bird flu

Bird flu kills thousands of birds in Peru

A 90-day veterinary emergency has been declared in Peru due to the bird flu epidemic, the Peruvian newspaper La Republica reported on November 30.


Following the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in poultry, the National Veterinary Service declared a 90-day veterinary emergency across the country. This time may be extended in accordance with the epidemiological assessment of the situation.

First and foremost, priority will be given to monitoring the avian influenza detection area in the Lambaeque region to avoid spreading the disease to other areas of Peru.

The National Forest and Wildlife Service said 13,689 birds have died on the Peruvian coast in recent days.

On the other hand, the National Veterinary Service confirmed the first outbreak of avian influenza in poultry in Lambaek. Veterinarians activated the epidemiological fence in 170 houses in the center of the city of Gallito.


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