Mexico has reported a primary case of the extreme H5N1 pressure of avian influenza, the Paris-based World Group for Animal Well being (WOAH) stated on Friday.
The virus was detected in a wild chook within the Metepec district to the west of the capital Mexico Metropolis, the WOAH stated, citing data from the Mexican authorities.
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“This report represents the first isolation of a HPAI virus subtype H5N1 in Mexico, which occurred in a non-poultry bird and in one of the migratory wild bird corridors that cross the country,” it stated.
Extremely pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), generally known as chook flu, has killed poultry flocks in the USA and Europe this yr, with consultants involved that the virus has not abated as beforehand throughout the northern hemisphere summer season.
Mexico has skilled outbreaks of one other chook flu pressure, H7N3, in elements of the nation prior to now decade, together with instances earlier this yr.