Argentina’s National Healthcare and Agrifood Quality Service, SENASA, has confirmed new cases of bird flu in Salta and Córdoba provinces. Since cases have been reported across the border in Uruguay, the institution is also strengthening epidemiological controls in Entre Rios province.
The cases in Córdoba and Salta were in chickens and turkeys raised on small farms. As part of an effort to stop the spread of the disease, sanitary tests are being conducted in the surrounding areas.
Last week, the first bird flu case was reported in Jujuy, near the border with Bolivia, prompting SENASA to declare a nationwide sanitary emergency.