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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro state prepares contingency plan against avian flu

The government of Rio de Janeiro is drawing up a contingency plan to deal with the avian flu, H5N1.

The first case of the disease was registered in the city of São João da Barra in the state's countryside.

People who had contact with the infected bird were monitored and underwent tests with negative results, confirming that they were not infected.

The disease is transmitted from animals to people.

The contingency plan designed by the State Secretary of Agriculture and the State Secretary of Health foresees, for example, the creation of a direct access channel with producing . . .

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