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Avian flu outbreaks reported in Mexico

Two new outbreaks of H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported – the first in a village flock of quails and the second in a flock of commercial layers.

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Avian flu outbreaks reported in Mexico



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Two new outbreaks of H7N3 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported – the first in a village flock of quails and the second in a flock of commercial layers.

The Mexican veterinary authority has sent Follow Up report no. 10 dated 31 August to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report covers two new outbreaks of HPAI, later identified as the H7N3 sub-type.

The first outbreak started on 12 August in a small village quail flock in Valle de Santiago in the state of Guanajuarto. The situation is described as “resolved”.

On 19 August, a 10,000-strong layer flock in the stare of Jalisco – at Lagos de Moreno – was hit by the virus. The number of cases/deaths is not reported; the case is on-going.

According to the report, control measures previously applied are still on-going, including vaccination of birds at risk, as well as epidemiological surveillance at national level.

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