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Belmopan, Belize - by Miguel Depaz (CVO)

No new premises positive for Avian Influenza Low Pathogenic H5N2 have been detected since 5 june 2015, when one layer flock situated in a hot spot of a declared infected area tested positive.

The Avian Influenza event in belize with three outbreaks has resulted in a total of 26 infected poultry flocks that included breeders, layers, broilers and hobby birds. Stamping out measures resulted in a total of more than 80,000 birds destroyed, disposal by burial and decontamination of all infected premises. All infected flocks have been within a 5 km radius from the index case, located in Spanish Lookout (Cayo District) - a major poultry production area in Belize. The virus was first detected after routine testing, under the Avian Influenza Programme of the Belize Poultry Improvement Plan...

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Press Release, July 10, 2015 Caribbean veterinary officials and members of the poultry sector are on high alert and have been working tirelessly to scale up the preparedness planning to prevent the introduction and spread of the Highly Pathogenic...
Roseau, 31 July 2015 The Dominica Poultry Association in close partnership with the Livestock Development Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Office of the Disaster Management and the Food and Agriculture Organization held a two-day...
The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus originated in Asia and spread rapidly along wild bird migratory pathways during the end of 2014. However, in the Pacific flyway, this HPAI H5N8 avian influenza virus (AIV) mixed with North...
CIRAD and Daaf Guadeloupe are organizing with CARICOM Secretariat and Guadeloupe region in collaboration with European, Caribbean and Guadeloupe partners on April 21 the first regional conference on research and surveillance of animal diseases. The...
By Pastor Alfonso, CENSA, member of the Avian Diseases Working Group, 13/3/2015 Currently, there are reports of an increased number of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks hitting commercial poultry in new regions of the United States. The new outbreak...

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Roseau, 31 July 2015

The Dominica Poultry Association in close partnership with the Livestock Development Unit of the Ministry of...

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is seeking to identify Consultants with expertise in SPS related...