Mexican Authorities Declare the Country Free of Avian Flu

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Mexican health officials announced that the country’s poultry population is free of H5N1. More commonly known as Avian Flu or Bird Flu, the virus has ravaged poultry farms throughout the world. For the last year, Mexico has implemented an aggressive vaccination campaign to control the virus’s spread in high risk regions. The campaign appears to be a success story amid a global outbreak that has killed millions of chickens and turkeys across Europe and the United States. The H5N1-free status enables the sale of live poultry and poultry products coming from Mexico. To ensure that the country remains free of bird flu, the government will continue epidemiological monitoring and a variety of stringent safety measures for the poultry industry.

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