Two new outbreaks of H7N3 avian influenza have been reported in Mexico, the World Organisation for Animal Health reported on August 31. One outbreak was found in a layer farm in Jagos de Moreno, Jalisco, while the other was found in a backyard farm with five quails in Valle De Santiago, Guanajuato.

While no deaths were reported in either case, the layer farm has a susceptible population of 10,000 birds. Only the five quails were reported as susceptible at the backyard farm, and all five birds were destroyed.

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Control measures applied for the layer farm include quarantine, restriction of movement, vaccination of birds at risk, and epidemiological surveillance at a national level. More than 5.5 million birds have been vaccinated.