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Poultry Illness In Orange Walk #416246
09/15/11 08:14 AM
09/15/11 08:14 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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The poultry industry in Belize is in a state of high alert tonight after presence of the deadly bird disease known as Fowl Typhoid was confirmed in the Orange Walk district.

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), says it is maintaining an early warning and response system, after poultry specimens from the Northern district tested positive for the disease three weeks ago. Fowl typhoid occurs worldwide in all young adults or mature birds. It affects mostly chickens and turkeys, and is caused by a bacteria called Salmonella gallinarum.

In a press release DATED last Friday but just sent out today, BAHA says that the government has set up "a coordinated incident command structure along with industry stakeholders to contain the outbreak", which so far has been limited to Orange Walk.

In a telephone interview this evening with Seven News, Miguel DePaz of BAHA says, so far more than One Thousand INFECTED birds have been destroyed and buried on site.

According to BAHA, although vaccines are available to control the disease, it has opted for strict sanitation measures at all poultry establishments, the inspection of poultry farms before slaughter of birds, and the implementation of Bio-Security has been stepped up at all levels throughout the area where the outbreak occurred.

In addition, strict movement controls are in place, and farmers are being educated about the disease.

The last major outbreak of the disease in Belize happened in 1986, when both commercial and backyard poultry were affected throughout the country.

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Re: Poultry Illness In Orange Walk [Re: Marty] #416638
09/20/11 08:21 AM
09/20/11 08:21 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Poultry industry: Your Chickenís Safe From Fowl Typhoid

In a move aimed at staving off the effects of any possible repercussions generated from last week's announcement byBAHA, that fowl typhoid has once again reared its ugly head in the industry, the Belize Poultry Association issued its own release today.

The press release states that in light of the recent fowl typhoid outbreak, "there's no danger in consuming chicken meat and eggs." The release emphasized the strict controls and containment efforts that have been put in place by baha, and reminds the public that "fowl typhoid is a bacterial disease that does not pose a food safety hazard." the release goes on to say that BAHA has stepped up inspection of chicken meat and eggs to provide further assurance of the wholesomeness and safety of the products. The outbreak of the disease has been restricted so far to the orange walk district.

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