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August 24, 2012

Mexico begins phase two of bird flu vaccination campaign

The Mexican government has started phase two of its bird flu vaccination campaign in response to the country’s H7N3 virus outbreak, which has so far resulted in the slaughter of nearly 11 million birds to prevent its spread.

Roughly 90 million doses of the vaccine will be used on poultry farms in the Los Altos region of the western state of Jalisco, where the virus was found. The first phase involved 88.3 million doses of the vaccine, according to the national food health, safety and quality service agency Senasica. Read More

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