Guanajuato Mexico: 300,000 chickens culled in outbreak of bird flu

Posted on February 21, 2013 • Filed under: Agriculture, Latin America Health, Mexico

In five days since the announcement of the outbreak of avian flu have been culled 300,000 birds, however, the number of chickens infected rises to one million 20 thousand units. Five days after the outbreak of avian influenza in Guanajuato Bachoco farms have been culled 300,000 birds until yesterday. Agricultural Development Secretary, Javier Usabiaga Arroyo, said yesterday that until Tuesday maintaining the figure of one million 20 thousand birds infected with avian influenza virus in farms upstate. Usabiaga said thanks for the actions taken by the authorities of the National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA) and the State Government, the spread of the disease “is about to be controlled”, with which it would be to the next phase of control and eradication. Read Article

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