HPAI detected in major poultry producing region in Chile
Cases to date have been in seabirds, but disease now present in area of intensive poultry production.
Chile has further strengthened is avian influenza (AI) protection measures following the detection of the H5N1 virus strain in the Valparaiso region – home to significant poultry production.
As has happened in several countries in Latin America, the disease re-emerged in the Chile late last year in seabirds. Prior…