Avian flu critical challenge for poultry industry

Virus is spread by wild birds but can also be transmitted via insufficient biosecurity measures and infrastructure errors.

“Avian Influenza is a critical challenge for the industry. Between 2013 and 2015, it caused the greatest losses in Canada and the U.S. (H5H7). In Mexico and Central America, there were outbreaks of H5N2 and H7N3, while in Chile, H7N3, H1N1 and H4 were present,” Dr. Guillermo Zavala of Avian Health International said during a presentation at the "Seminario Tecnico para Maximizar la Efficienca de la Industria Avicola" program at the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo. The p

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