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    Avian flu outbreak in Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since last month

    NewsPoultry NewsTuesday 03 July 2012
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    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.

    Source: Reuters

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