Argentina free of avian influenza, official says

Argentina's first case was detected in February
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Argentina is free of cases of avian influenza after the last of 18 outbreaks at commercial farms came to an end, Reuters reported, citing the country's agricultural secretary on Tuesday.

Argentina's first case of avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected in February, pausing poultry exports for a month. Shipments restarted in March after the Argentine government reached agreements with importing countries.

State health agency SENASA ruled Argentina was avian influenza-free in a document submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), Agriculture Secretary Juan Jose Bahillo said in a statement.

Last year, Argentina brought in around $384 million from exporting some 227,247 metric tons of poultry meat, according to government data.

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