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SENSA activates national emergency plan to fight off bird flu

SENSA activates national emergency plan to fight off bird flu

Tegucigalpa, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Honduras´s National Service of Health and Food Safety (SENASA) on Friday activated its national emergency plan ahead of a fresh bird flu outbreak nationwide.

According to SENASA, Honduras will be able to scale down the risk of spreading bird flu cases and shields national poultry production thanks to the implementation of such a strategy.

Canal 8 reported that just two H5N1 bird flu infection outbreak have been confirmed so far in pelicans and wild birds.

Laura Suazo, President of permanent emergency group for bird flu outbreak in Honduras, assured that the national plan provides legal and operational certainty to SENASA´s measures.

This plan bans the handling of dead or sick birds, both marine and wild; as well as their feces or remains and any surface or water sources that may be contaminated, among other actions.


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