On Monday, January 23, a special session of the Agriculture Commission of the Chilean Chamber of Representatives was held to get background information on the presence of Avian Influenza in Chile.

The session, held in person in Valparaíso, was attended by representatives from the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), Chilehuevos, and ChileCarne.

During his presentation, Juan Carlos Domínguez, President of ChileCarne, explained the evolution of the disease in the Northern Hemisphere in recent years and its arrival to South America via migratory birds. Domínguez highlighted the joint work that the meat and egg production sector and SAG have been doing for years to improve Chile’s biosecurity. He also highlighted the wetlands program that has been in operation for over seven years to avoid contact between migratory birds and backyard birds around Chile’s seven main wetlands.