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The first case of avian flu H5N1 in Metepec is disclosed

The Paris-based Organization for Animal Health (OMSA) reported this Friday that Mexico reported the first case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

The Mexican authorities have given the report that in the municipality of Metepec, State of Mexico, a wild bird with the virus was detected, as announced by the OMSA.

“This report represents the first isolation of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus subtype H5N1 in Mexico, which occurred in a bird that is not farmed and in one of the migratory wild bird corridors that cross the country,” the entity said. .

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly called bird flu, has killed flocks of poultry in the United States and Europe this year, and experts are concerned the virus has not subsided as it once did during the northern hemisphere summer. .

Mexico has experienced outbreaks of another strain of bird flu, H7N3, in some parts of the country in the last decade, including cases earlier this year.

Alberto Martinez
Alberto Martinez
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