Avian flu outbreak in Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since last month
According to Reuters, Mexico authorities have been working hard to contain the H7N3 detected in two municipalities in the state of Jalisco – Mexico’s largest chicken farming region.
Jose Munoz from the Jalisco state government said that "there is no risk of infection (in humans) as a result of consuming poultry."
Thought so far, the virus has never been out of control, as a cautionary measure, the Mexican authorities declared a national animal health emergency on Monday to prevent the disease’s spreading.
Sergio Chavez from the national union of poultry farmers said that most of the 3 million metric tonnes of poultry produced in Mexico are consumed locally.
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