Belize Keeping Guard Up

Mexico is reporting that H7N3 Avian Influenza has spread from Jalisco to another state, Aguascalientes. BAHA reports that prevention measures have been stepped up along the northern border, with BAHA Quarantine on alert and poultry producers being requested to maintain strong biosecurity measures.

A release says that the importation of poultry products from Mexico is prohibited.

Still, consumers are reminded that poultry products are safe for human consumption. The disease rarely affects humans and requires direct contact with sick birds. In humans, the disease causes conjunctivitis and mild flu symptoms.

The first alert was in September of last year.

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