Round 40,000 poultry had been culled and buried in central Chile on Wednesday after the nation detected its first case of chicken flu in an industrial setting.Carlos Orellana, head of livestock safety for Chile’s farming and livestock SAG company, mentioned it was a “restricted occasion” and authorities have not detected extra instances within the surrounding space.”It is a very restricted occasion, our surveillance within the peripheral area retains giving us damaging outcomes,” Orellana mentioned throughout a press convention in Santiago, including that the culled birds signify a small fraction of the nation’s 30 million poultry.MAINE WILDLIFE AUTHORITIES FIND 6 DEAD WILD DUCKS THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR BIRD FLU A backhoe carries useless chickens to a pit at a poultry farm on March 15, 2023, after Chilean authorities confirmed the nation’s first outbreak of avian flu. (REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado)”We hope to have this case contained and that Chile regains its standing of being freed from extremely pathogenic chicken flu,” he added.The outbreak was detected on Monday in a plant belonging to meat producer Agrosuper, in Rancagua in central Chile, main the federal government to droop rooster exports for a 28-day interval.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCases of chicken flu, principally in wild animals, have been detected in Chile since late final yr. Argentina confirmed its first case in industrial poultry final month, inflicting it to droop avian product exports.Brazil, the world’s largest rooster exporter, nonetheless stays freed from chicken flu however has investigated a number of suspected instances. South American well being authorities created a regional technical committee earlier this month to cope with chicken flu outbreaks.Ximena Aguilera, Chile’s well being minister, mentioned that whereas the nation has seen instances in marine mammals, there was no human-to-human transmission however the ministry is carefully following staff and individuals who have been uncovered to chicken flu.
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