The Brazilian government today confirmed the first two cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1), known as bird flu, in two seabirds rescued off the coast of Espírito Santo state, in the southeastern part of the South American country.
According to Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, the birds, which are of the species Thalasseus acuflavidus, known as Cabot's Tern or "trinta-réis-de-bando" in Brazil, were found in the city of Marataízes and a neighborhood of Vitória, the state capital.
These were the first cases of the disease recorded in Brazil.
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