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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.

Avian influenza reappears in Mexico

Last night, I went to bed right after reading the news in the digital version of the newspaper Reforma that a new avian influenza outbreak was reported in the state of Aguascalientes, in Western Mexico. According to reports, the H7N3 virus A has a genetic similarity of 99 percent with the virus that spread in the outbreak of Los Altos in the state of Jalisco, about 6 or 7 months ago. So far, according to the report MEX 09-01-13 OIE A, a total of 284,755 birds have died, of which only 740 are deaths from the disease and the vast majority from sacrifice.
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Impact of avian influenza experience in Mexico

The National Association of Poultry Specialists of Mexico, ANECA, just carried out an excellent course on emerging diseases that has served us all tremendously to get updated about the terrible case of avian influenza in Mexico. Poultry producers will finish this feat having learned many things.
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Feeling of nervousness, rumors characterize avian influenza outbreak in Mexico

It was a month ago that the H7N3 avian influenza crisis started in the state of Jalisco in Mexico and a little more than 20 days after the notification to the World Organization for Animal Health. Previously, I praised the animal health authorities and the poultry industry in Mexico, for the quick response and because they set off a series of measures to control and eradicate the outbreak, and thus protect the Mexican industry and the global industry as well.
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