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Mock Avian Disease Outbreaks Performed by Health Service

17 December 2013

HONDURAS - In order to preserve the country's disease-free status and to be able to face any challenges that may threaten the poultry industry, the National Agricultural Health Service (SENASA) has been preparing producers through simulated outbreaks of avian diseases.

Nidia Garcia, coordinator of the National Poultry Programme said that the drill was developed in Yojoa as it is an area of high poultry concentration. 

"We have identified more than 36 farms with high production of eggs and with these statistics, we realised that the people of Santa Cruz and San Francisco de Yojoa earn their living from poultry," he said.

"The event was very well-received. We had about 46 participants from the private sector as well as producers from the area who were trained to act quickly and send timely notifications."

According to Mr Garcia, poultry production in Honduras is high, and demand has risen even further during November and December. 

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