Infectious Diseases 2015

Infectious Diseases 2015

Avian influenza in Belize

23 January, 2015

Low pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 was diagnosed at a poultry farm in Cayo, Belize (Central America).
The flock, broiler breeders: 22 weeks, 38 weeks and 39 weeks.
All breeder flocks are routinely sampled for avian influenza under the Belize Poultry Improvement Plan Avian Influenza Programme. Hence affected flocks were detected under routine monitoring as there are no clinical signs associated with the event. Spanish Lookout (Cayo) is a major poultry production area in Belize and has 14 breeder flocks with a total of 63,800 birds and an unknown number of layer flocks and broilers.