New Flu Outbreak on Mexican Farms

The National Health Service has reported that a total of 480,000 poultry animals were killed on Wednesday in 12 farms in the state of Guanajuato.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A press release of the National Health, Safety and Quality Service (SENASICA) reads:

The National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) reports that according to the operative carried out in order to contain an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, AH7N3, in four municipalities of Guanajuato, up to February 19 789,500 have been vaccinated birds and a total of 480,000 slaughtered in the twelve affected farms.

Technicians assigned to this arduous task, have collected 2,543 samples in 22 production units and will continue the work of diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance in the region.

SENASICA announced that will maintain the distribution and administration of vaccines to birds in the surrounding area which do not have the virus in order to prevent spread of the disease.

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