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International News: Health emergency declared in Honduras due to Avian influenza

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2023. 9:20 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Saturday, the Honduran Government declared a health emergency for 90 days due to the presence of avian influenza, Telesur reports.

Authorities detected 123 cases of avian influenza in pelicans.

Laura Suazo of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) confirmed 123 cases of avian influenza, of which 109 were found dead.

Suazo said that the measure is being done as a preventative, control and elimination of cases.

Suazo said that the measure was necessary to ensure that the country is not affected by the disease.

In addition, the population is urged to avoid contact with birds that could have died from the disease.

Honduran officials say that to date, no cases have been reported among domestic birds or poultry.

 

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