No Further Outbreaks of Bird Flu13 September 2012
MEXICO - Since the outbreak of bird flu in Mexico, over 22.3 million birds have been culled. The Ministry of Agriculture is pleased to report that no further outbreaks have been reported over the last 20 days.
The virus was contained, with over 140 million vaccine administered.
Farms are gradually being restocked, and production slowly increasing.
Of the 22.3 million culled, nearly half were officially culled by authorities, with the other half being dead before being reported.
The biggest losses occurred in Tepatitlán (13.6 million birds) and San Juan de los Lagos (8.3 million birds).
The government is thankful to industry and poultry organisations for helping contain the spread of the disease, which prevented irreparable damage being done to the industry.