News update:Mar 9, 2016

H7N3 outbreaks in Mexico ongoing

H7N3 has continued to affect Mexican poultry farms over the past few weeks with eight new cases reported to the OIE.

In the recent cases, reported form 16th Arpil to 23rd May more than 800,000 birds have been destroyed and more than 5 million more have been vaccinated.

The outbreaks involved two commercial layer farms, two heavy breeder flocks, three broiler flocks, and a backyard farm in four different states: Jalisco, Puebla, Guanajuato, and Aguascalientes. The number of susceptible birds totaled 1,049,220, of which 815,034 were destroyed to stop the outbreaks.

Control measures previously applied are still on-going, including vaccination of birds at risk.

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