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  • Chile: Bird flu in wild birds

    Source: https://www.timeline.cl/se-encienden...orte-de-chile/

    December 8, 2022
    Found in wild bird
    Alerts are turned on: confirm first case of H5N1 avian influenza in northern Chile

    Government increased active surveillance in SAG laboratories. Found case tested positive with “high pathogenicity”.
    By Timeline Antofagasta

    The Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela, together with the national director(s) of the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), Andrea Collao, confirmed today the presence of a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild bird found in Arica. This corresponds to the H5N1 variant, which has already been detected in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.

    The authority revealed that, given the complex scenario that this disease had been showing on the continent, in Chile the SAG had already been working between the public and private sectors to mitigate possible negative effects on the productive matrix of the poultry industry, which up to the minute is not affected by this finding.

    "We want to inform you that today (yesterday) the Agricultural and Livestock Service, deployed on alert throughout the entire time to determine if avian influenza has arrived in Chile, has definitively detected that it arrived in a wild bird that was discovered in poor condition. in the region of Arica and Parinacota”, said the Secretary of State.

    The SAG for several months had been reinforcing surveillance and activating its alert systems throughout the country since positive cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) were detected on the continent....


  • #2
    Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/hea...ns-2022-12-09/

    December 8, 20228:19 PM ESTLast Updated 13 min ago
    Chile confirms new cases of bird flu in pelicans
    Reuters

    Dec 8 (Reuters) - Chile reported new cases of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in wild birds on Thursday as the disease spreads on the South American continent.

    The H5N1 variant was found in two pelicans, the Chilean Agriculture Ministry said on its website, one in the coastal region of Iquique and another in coastal Antofagasta...

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    • #3
      Chile - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Immediate notification


      GENERAL INFORMATION
      COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
      ZONE

      ANIMAL TYPE
      TERRESTRIAL

      DISEASE CATEGORY
      OIE-listed

      EVENT ID
      4775

      DISEASE
      Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

      CAUSAL AGENT
      Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

      GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
      H5N1

      START DATE
      2022/12/05

      REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
      First occurrence in a zone or a compartment

      DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE
      -

      CONFIRMATION DATE
      2022/12/07

      EVENT STATUS
      On-going

      END DATE
      -

      SELF-DECLARATION
      NO

      REPORT INFORMATION
      REPORT NUMBER
      Immediate notification

      REPORT ID
      IN_158211

      REPORT REFERENCE
      -

      REPORT DATE
      2022/12/09

      REPORT STATUS
      Validated

      NO EVOLUTION REPORT
      -

      EPIDEMIOLOGY

      SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
      Contact with wild species

      EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
      No epidemiological comment
      ...
      ...

      NEW OUTBREAKS
      OB_110125 - HUMEDAL RÍO LLUTA - HUMEDAL DEL RÍO LLUTA

      OUTBREAK REFERENCE
      Humedal Río Lluta

      START DATE
      2022/12/05

      END DATE
      -

      DETAILED CHARACTERISATION
      Clade: 2.3.4.4b - Lineage: Reassortment Eurasian and North American

      FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      Arica y Parinacota

      SECOND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      Arica

      THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
      Arica

      EPIDEMIOLOGICAL UNIT
      Natural park

      LOCATION
      Humedal del río Lluta

      Latitude, Longitude
      -18.4156 , -70.3244

      (Approximate location)
      OUTBREAKS IN CLUSTER
      -

      MEASURING UNIT
      Animal

      AFFECTED POPULATION DESCRIPTION
      A pelican that was walking disoriented on the road near the beach located in the Lluta River wetland (Natural Park). Nasal and cloacal swab samples were taken as part of the official surveillance actions. In the same area, two more specimens of the same species were detected, with nervous clinical signs, and samples were taken from the birds, which tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.

      SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated
      Peruvian pelican (WILD)NEW -3 2 1 0 0
      TOTAL - 3 2 1 0 0
      ...
      https://wahis.woah.org/#/in-review/4775
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      • #4
        Source: https://www.antofagasta.tv/medio-amb...c93b0009f61679

        Bird mortality increases on the coast of the Antofagasta Region
        Laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of the H5N1 variant of bird flu, which has a high capacity to cause the disease in the species.
        By Antofagasta TV Team
        December 20, 2022

        According to the latest report delivered by the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) of the Antofagasta Region, to date there are a total of 358 dead birds, confirming the presence of the H5N1 variant of avian influenza, which has a high capacity to produce the disease in the species.

        This afternoon at a press point headed by the Regional Presidential Delegate, Karen Behrens, it was announced that efforts will be redoubled in the monitoring and removal of lifeless birds, increasing the number of tours based on complaints made by the community.

        In this sense, a call was made not to touch or approach dead birds, or that present abnormal behavior...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.diarioantofagasta.cl/reg...e-antofagasta/

          Detected nine areas with birds infected with Avian Influenza H5N1 in the Antofagasta region

          After new analyzes carried out by the SAG laboratory, positive cases were confirmed in 6 species of birds located in nine areas of the coastal edge of the Antofagasta region.
          For
          The Antofagasta Newspaper
          5 January 2023

          The Regional Directorate of SENAPRED of Antofagasta, updated the regional Preventive Early Alert, due to an animal health event, which is in force from December 10, 2022 and until conditions so warrant.

          According to the information provided by the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), in relation to the progress of the animal health emergency due to Avian Influenza H5N1 in the Antofagasta Region, after new analyzes carried out by the laboratory of said technical body, it has been confirmed nine areas under sanitary control with positive cases for the 6 species listed below:

          Foci of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) detected and positive species in the region:
          Location Positive species
          Las Losas Beach – La Portada Natural Monument. Pelican – Booby.
          Port Mussels. Pelican – Peruvian Gull – Huaravo – Jote red head.
          Punta Itata (Little Horns). Pikeman.
          Sentinel Sector (Mussels). Pelican – Booby – Red-headed Jote.
          Tocopilla Cemetery. Pelican.
          Historic Dock Sector. Pelican – Booby – Red-headed Jote.
          Our Lady Bay. Pelican.
          Matancilla, Loc. Paposo Atacama Beach. Pelican.
          Cifuncho Beach, Taltal. Pelican.

          The SAG protocols for the detection of an animal positive for the virus consider a surveillance process for poultry (chickens, ducks and geese) within a radius of 1 to 3 kilometers from the infected area, and 20 kilometers for surveillance of wild birds.

          In line with the above, euthanasia procedures have been carried out on those birds that have been found to be suspected of carrying this disease. Likewise, the disposal of said corpses was managed, both of those specimens sacrificed sanitaryly and of those that were found dead. Finally, the cycle considers a cleaning and disinfection process relevant to the contingency.

          The health authority recommends that the population avoid handling dead or sick birds; acquire and consume formally marketed poultry meat, eggs or poultry by-products subject to sanitary control and immediately notify the Regional SAG of the existence or sighting of dead or sick birds.

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          • #6
            Source: https://mestizos.cl/sag-confirma-cas...n-de-ohiggins/

            SAG confirms a positive case of Avian Influenza in the O'Higgins Region
            January 9, 2023

            The Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) reports that after analysis in its laboratory, it confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza of the H5N1 variant, in a pelican found in the urban area of Pichilemu, O'Higgins region, thus confirming that the virus continues to move to the south of the country in wild birds, without affecting backyard or industrial birds yet.

            Faced with this new positive case, the SAG increased its alert level considering that the disease entered a region with intense poultry production, for which reason it is reinforcing surveillance work, especially in poultry and industry...

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            • #7
              ource: https://www.elobservatodo.cl/noticia...on-de-coquimbo

              SAG reports a total of 4 cases of Avian Influenza in the Coquimbo region
              13 January 2023
              Authorities are reinforcing surveillance efforts in order to prevent further spread of the virus in the region.
              The Observatory >

              During a coordination table led by the Presidential Delegation of Coquimbo, the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) of the Coquimbo region reports that to date 4 positive cases of H5N1 avian influenza have been detected in wildlife, three of the cases in pelicans in the communes of La Serena and Coquimbo and one corresponding to a seagull in Isla Damas...

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