Faced with cases of bird flu in animals on the Atlantic coast, in the past few hours a video showing the death of a guanaco began to circulate on the Internet and many people began to report that it was linked to this outbreak. Finally, a warning, this news is fake news, please stop forwarding, so as not to continue to aggravate the panic.
While the region remains on alert and the virus has claimed the lives of sea lions along the coast, videos circulating on social networks show dead guanacos, dating back to 2020, in the province of Santa Cruz , the reason being that his death was due to a severe snowstorm in the jurisdiction.
Regarding the situation on the ground, the news radio station interviewed environmental defender Pablo Ulrich, who said: “Three weeks ago, some wolves started to behave strangely, convulsions, rare mucus, a study was carried out and a positive cases. Occurs in H5 avian influenza, which is mainly transmitted by birds and affects some mammals, such as wolves in this case”.
“While we are awaiting the results from Senasa, it is already taken for granted that there are many more cases because of what is happening on all the beaches, from the north of Mar del Plata to the Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, where there are many wolves. Got the flu,” he added.
“You have to prevent the virus from spreading, that’s why we’re asking people not to go to the beach,” he added.
Likewise, he explained: “New cases are emerging, not exponentially, but we’re seeing the same numbers every day, don’t know how the disease is going to evolve, at the moment you have to be very careful, the quarantine will continue.” ”
He concluded that burrowing parrots are currently immune because “they don’t get this flu and if they look dead it’s more of a natural cause and you have to stay calm”, clarifying, The affected birds in the Atlantic are not many coasts, so it is important to analyze whether there are new strains that specifically affect sea lions.