BAHA Monitors Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks in Central America

BAHA Monitors Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks in Central America

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is monitoring an outbreak of several zoonotic (animal) diseases in the region. Today, the organization issued a release advising its partners, stakeholders, and the public that it continues to closely monitor the Zoosanitary situation in Central America. BAHA says Belizeans are reminded that the illegal importation of animals and animal products remains a threat to the health, safety, food security, and livelihood of all Belizeans. BAHA notes that it continues surveillance to prevent the entrance of devastating diseases such as New World Screwworm, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and Classical Swine Fever. The agency ends by saying Belize has no reported cases of these, but it continues to participate in international and regional initiatives to avoid the spread of these and other diseases of zoonotic and economic importance.

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