Part of the actions taken by the Ministry of Health include the expansion of bird flu vaccination in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Tungurahua, as well as quarantine and containment of the farm where the latest outbreak was detected in the province last week. Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) applied through the Phytosanitary and Zoosanitary Regulatory and Control Agency (Agrocalidad), according to the National Portfolio Statement issued on the afternoon of Sunday, July 30, 2023.
Agrocalidad detects a new bird flu case in Tungurawa
This new outbreak was discovered after more than 120 days of no news, in a backyard eight months after the first case was confirmed in Cotopaxi province in November 2022. Regarding the extension of vaccination, before this new case, this process was only available for focal and perifocal areas close to the outbreak area.
In the meantime, other actions being taken in response to this new case include epidemiological surveillance of technical staff in the focal point and surrounding areas to prevent spread of the virus to other locations, and activation of 24/7 diagnostic capacity staff to deal with possible announcement of.
Agriculture Ministry reports first case of bird flu in Cotopaxi, activates epidemiological fence
So far, 8,661,738 poultry have been immunized since the vaccination program began on March 3, according to Agrocalidad, which also urged farms that received only one dose of the vaccine to apply a second dose as a safety measure. The agency’s vaccination strategy. (Yo)