Wednesday, January 9, 2013

H7N3 poultry outbreaks return to Mexico

Back in July, there were several articles posted here at this blog, regarding H7N3 in Mexico.  They can be found here:  H7N3 in Human Post Clarification, Mexico to vaccinate 1 Millions Chickens Against Bird Flu, Mexico Bird Flu Contained to 10 Farms, H7N3 in Texas...A While Back, H7N3 Mexico

This is reported today by CIDRAP:
Officials culled almost 300,000 poultry after highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza killed 740 birds on one layer farm and the virus was detected on another farm in the area, according to a report today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Both farms are in Aguascalientes state in central Mexico. The outbreaks are Mexico's first since a series of H7N3 outbreaks led to the culling of millions of poultry last summer in the adjacent state of Jalisco and caused egg prices to soar. In the current outbreaks, "Timely notification from the farmer and surveillance activities allowed immediate depopulation of the two affected production units, reason why both outbreaks identified are closed," the OIE report said. The first outbreak involved 2,990 sick and 740 dead poultry and led to the culling of the remaining 146,755 birds on the farm. The second outbreak was detected during active surveillance by the state and involved the culling of 138,000 additional birds. In sum, 284,015 poultry were culled. Workers have decontaminated both farms.
Jan 9 OIE report

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