More than a hundred black-necked swans have had to be cremated after being found dead or with symptoms of bird flu in the Carlos Anwandter Nature Sanctuary in Valdivia, Los Ríos region.
Specifically, a team made up of officials from the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), the National Forestry Corporation (Conaf) and various scientists from the Austral University, are working within a two-kilometer radius of the aforementioned sanctuary in a confirmed focus of the disease. for its containment.
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in conversation with Radio Biobíothe regional director(s) of the SAG, Daniel Escobar, informed that “we have removed 106 swans from the sanctuary, the corpses have been incinerated in the facilities of the Austral University. We are carrying out work in the body of water of the sanctuary for the removal of the corpses that we find and all the birds that have nervous signs”.
Also, the agency did not rule out that bird flu could become a permanent situation in the sanctuary, depending on viral circulation. In view of the above, it is projected that monitoring in the protected sector will be for a period of three years.