Brazil detects avian influenza in wild birds in Rio Grande do Sul

Black-necked swans tested positive
calendar icon 30 May 2023
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According to a press release from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), avian influenza was detected in black-necked swans in Rio Grande do Sul. Samples were collected and sent to the Federal Laboratory of Agricultural Defense of Campinas, a reference unit of the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), which confirmed the disease.

ABPA continue to reinforce biosecurity measures throughout the production chain, and to work with producers and the Official Veterinary Service to prevent avian influenza from impacting poultry production.

To date, poultry exports continue at their normal pace. ABPA said the poultry sector does not risk losing the ability to export poultry products at the moment.

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