They report an outbreak of bird flu on farms in Aguascalientes;  Senasica imposes quarantine

They report an outbreak of bird flu on farms in Aguascalientes; Senasica imposes quarantine


Senasica imposed a definitive quarantine on the three poultry production units that housed 826,800 birds in Aguascalientes

Mexico.- Mexico continues without being free of the avian influenza AH5N1because this Thursday, March 2, a new virus outbreak on three farms located in the municipalities of Asientos and Rincón de Romos, in Aguascalientes.

According to the report, after spending 20 days without active cases, the bird flu has returned to take presence in thebroiler chicken farmswhere the National Service of Health, Safety and Food Quality (Senasica) has already imposed ultimate quarantine in the three poultry production units that housed 826 thousand 800 birds and a sanitary fence in much of the state.

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In addition, veterinarians from the Senasica they already started the epidemiological investigation corresponding, which implies the taking of samples in the family and commercial farms that are located 10 kilometers around the source of infection.

Meanwhile, the General Directorate of Animal Health (DGSA), of the decentralized body of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SADER), convened a emergency meeting with state authorities and poultry producers from Aguascalientes, this with the aim of reporting on the activation of the mechanisms established by the National Animal Health Emergency Device (Dinesa).

Likewise, the FIT again urged the poultry producers business and family, both in aguascalientes as in the rest of the country, to strictly comply with the biosecurity measures and thus prevent further spread of the virus.

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The influenza AH5N1also known as bird flu, It is considered a highly pathogenic disease, that is, it has a high chance of causing a disease with strong and severe symptoms in the host. In addition, it can spread rapidly so there is a risk of causing high mortality rates in different species of birds.



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