Mexico culls 300,000 birds in effort to isolate avian influenza

01/11/2013 | AlertNet

The H7N3 avian influenza virus has surfaced at two egg farms in Mexico, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE, resulting in the culling of some 300,000 birds in an attempt to isolate the outbreak. "Timely notification from the farmer and surveillance activities allowed immediate depopulation of the two affected production units, reason why both outbreaks identified are closed," Mexican authorities said in a report.

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