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Mexico Confirms Further Eight HPAI Outbreaks

13 June 2013

MEXICO - The Mexican veterinary authorities have reported eight new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI; H7N3) at various farms in the states of Puebla, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Jalisco, starting between 16 April and 23 May 2013.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 8 on 12 June 2013. According to the report, the affected population comprises two commercial layer farms, two heavy breeder flocks, three broiler flocks and a backyard farm.

Two farms in Puebla, two farms in Aguascalientes, three farms in Guanajuato and one farm in Jalisco have been affected. 

A total of 1,111,088 birds were found susceptible, out of which approximately three cases were reported. A total of 815,034 birds were destroyed.

According to the OIE, control measures previously applied are still on-going, including vaccination of birds at risk.

In the administrative division of Guanajuato, a total of 5,512,080 birds from breeder and commercial layer farms were vaccinated.

Contact with wild species has been sourced as the main cause of the outbreaks.

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