Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Mexico: Two Outbreaks Of HPAI H7N3

12 March, 2018

The National Service for Agrifood Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) reported the finding of high pathogenicity avian influenza virus A/H7N3 in a rural and a backyard, which were depopulated immediately. SENASICA ordered the immediate depopulation of the rural property, located in San Felipe, Guanajuato, which had a population of 1,900 birds. In the property were located thousand 400 birds of the race Rhode Island and 500 chickens of term posture cycle, it is suspected that the latter infected the rest, because they were vaccinated, which is presumed to come from commercial farms in the area of Los Altos de Jalisco, where there is still circulation of the virus and that through irregular mobilization, were distributed by intermediaries. 
Likewise, the virus was identified in a backyard hen in the community of Portezuelos, Cadereyta de Montes, Querétaro; the farm had a population of 26 birds that were also eliminated.