Portugal has confirmed another outbreak of bird flu infection, in a goose, in Lagoa de Santo André, district of Setúbal, as surveillance measures to be applied, revealed the DGAV.
“On January 17, a new focus of infection with avian influenza virus was confirmed in goose, in Lagoa de Santo André, in Santiago do Cacém, district of Setúbal”, indicated, in a statement, the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinarian (DGAV).
As surveillance measures, they are already being avoided.
With no document, DGAV appealed to bird keepers to comply with biosecurity measures such as good production practices and contacts between domestic and wild.
On the other hand, hygiene procedures in facilities, equipment and materials must be reinforced.
“The notification of any suspicion must be carried out immediately, in order to allow a quick and effective implementation of disease control measures in the DGAV”, he stressed.
Mortality notifications can be seric (already in the ANIMAS.pt application).
DGAV is a central service of direct administration of the State, with administrative autonomy.