May 20, 2013

Mexico slaughters 55,000 birds to contain outbreak

Mexico has slaughtered 55,000 birds in Puebla due to a reported H7N3 avian flu outbreak in the state, said the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture in a press release. The National Service of Health, Food Safety and Food Quality (Senasica) gave the order after laboratory tests proved "positive" for the virus at a poultry farm in the city of Palmar de Bravo. "Our investigations prove that the virus outbreak was due to 75- to 135-weeks-old hens who completed their first egg laying cycle", the Senasica said. "They came from other [Mexican] states with previous histories of virus outbreaks".  Read More 

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