Thursday, July 5, 2012
2.7 million birds infected with #AH7N3 virus
Tepatitlán, Jal. Two weeks after being detected, the AH7N3 avian influenza virus has infected 2.7 million birds killed in farm Tepatitlán 987.701 and Acatic, which so far has focused the outbreak.
The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) confirmed that the number of farms affected by avian flu is 24, out of 129 sampled within a radius of 40 kilometers, the region's poultry Los Altos, where other producing 10 ships were subjected to the virus.
Based on the National Emergency Animal Health has analyzed the SENASICA 14.4 million birds, of which there are 2.7 million affected, so it keeps a tight control around the quarantined area, including the presence of elements Federal Preventive Police (PFP) in checkpoints to prevent movement of sick animals, meat, eggs, offal and poultry.
The head of the agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Enrique Sánchez Cruz, reiterated that it guaranteed the supply of chicken and eggs for domestic consumption.
Mexico is a country that has about 500 million birds as a whole, of these, about 200 million are in position.
Jalisco has 90 million laying hens and identified the problem area has a population of between 8 and 10 million laying hens "he said.
He said the virus has been detected only in laying hens and broiler or chicken production and reiterated that "there is no shortage of eggs or meat."
REQUESTS OPEN BORDERS SAGARPACruz Sanchez said that the closure of borders Jalisco poultry products is not justified, so SAGARPA asked governors across the country and their respective secretaries of Agricultural Development does not restrict the movement of pasteurized egg, dehydrated and processed product poultry, since they are subject to thermal processes that eliminate the virus.
He said that in the eight points are in operation monitoring and control, so that the products leaving poultry farms, both domestically and for export, are suitable and safe for consumption, the official said. He said the proof is the resumption of exports to Japan industrialized egg is produced in Los Altos.
The federal official made a new tour of the affected area, checkpoints and surveillance as well as regional diagnostic laboratories for emerging diseases, located in the municipalities of El Salto and Zapotlanejo, and the mobile unit for animal diagnosis.
However, the health crisis and the increase in the price of a kilo of whole chicken egg and caused a drop in wholesale trade sales of 15% and 25% to retailers, reported Alfredo Neme Martinez, director for Latin Union Global Wholesale Markets.
He said that the reported increase in food was 25% in just one week. Required the Ministry of Economy and the Federal Consumer verification instrument operating supply centers, public markets and convenience stores.
NOT BEEN ABLE TO IMPORTVACCINE WILL BE READY BY THE END OF MONTH
Guadalajara, Jal. It will be the end of July when the Mexican government has the first batch of vaccines against avian influenza virus H7N3 subtype produced in the country, said Hugo Fragoso Sanchez, general manager of Animal Health National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA).
After clarifying that the import process of biological products in Asian countries has not been possible because "there is no vaccine available," because there are active outbreaks in Pakistan and Italy, the official said that the main strategy to immunize poultry population the country is the production of the vaccine in labs set up in Mexico.
We have a Mexican national laboratory that has the ability to produce the vaccine does not occur in a week or two ... A vaccine production may exceed three months. "
He added that after completing the respective tests in August may have 80 million doses in the country, but in principle, the production will be limited.
We believe having an initial production, a first batch of 2 million doses. "
HIGH COSTAlthough he declined to mention how much it cost to produce the biological, the official said that a vaccine of birds between 15 and 25 cents each dose and at this time is required to immunize at least 30 million birds that make up the flock in the area under review . What would an estimated 900 to 1,500 million pesos, whereas two doses per animal, but in laying hens are usually applied to three.
This vaccine will be applied in regions close to the affected area to prevent the problem out there, "said Fragoso.. http://eleconomista.com.mx/estados/2012/07/04/suman-27-millones-las-aves-infectadas-virus-ah7n3