SENASICA has inspected 358 farms, 34 are confirmed positive, 125 were negative, and 199 are awaiting lab diagnostics. The first AI vaccines have been delivered to Jalisco producers.
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SENASICA Delivers Vaccines to Control AI Outbreak
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Gabriel Hernandez and Adam Branson
The National Service of Health, Food Safety, and Food Quality (SENASICA) updated information on the avian
influenza (AI) outbreak in Jalisco. SENASICA has inspected 358 farms, 34 are confirmed positive, 125 were
negative, and 199 are awaiting lab diagnostics. The first AI vaccines have been delivered to Jalisco producers.
Implementation of Zoo-sanitary Requirements Sheet (HRZ) for table and breaking eggs remains under
Five weeks from the initial enforcement of the National Animal Health Emergency System (DINESA, by its
Spanish acronym) due to the AI outbreak in the State of Jalisco, SENASICA reported that, as of July 24, 2012, it
had inspected 358 farms with 34 confirmed positive for HPAI. Out of the 358 farms located in the quarantined
area, 125 farms were found to be negative and 199 are still pending the lab diagnostics. As a control measure a
total of 4.9 million layer hens have been depopulated from farms that have tested positive. The disease has only
been confirmed in layer hens according to official communication, but other sources indicate some broilers are
On July 23, 2012, SENASICA reported that officials have actively surveilled 16.5 million poultry. In addition,
poultry farms in the at risk or affected area are under quarantine as a precautionary measure. Diagnostics are
being carried out at 2 regional laboratories in El Salto and Zapotlanejo (State of Jalisco). A SENASICA mobile
lab and the Mexico-US Commission for Foot and Mouth Disease (CPA) BSL 3 laboratory are being used to
support the emergency effort.
Moreover, SENASICA reports that officials are continuing to enforce movement controls so as to prevent birds,
carcasses, and manure from being transported into AI free areas. The agency has issued 3,078 zoo-sanitary
certificates for poultry farms to move product that have been confirmed free of the virus to markets. SENASICA
is reaffirming citizens that the virus does not pose a risk to the general public and that control measures are being
applied to protect the poultry production in the area. However, the first human fatality linked to the outbreak, an
egg collector, has been confirmed.
National TV news covered the delivering by SENASICA of the first batch of H7N3 vaccine, produced by the
National Producer of Veterinary Biologics (PRONABIVE) in Mexico with the support of 3 private laboratories
on July 26. Under the 1st phase of the vaccination program, 10 million doses of the vaccine will be distributed to
SENASICA continues providing DINESA reports to other domestic zoo-sanitary and sanitary authorities, the
World Organizations for Animal Health, and trading partners while continuing to encourage Mexican producers
to collaborate with the government.
Egg Trade Opportunity and HRZ Requirements Updated
Under NAFTA, U.S. eggs and egg products are afforded duty free entry to Mexico. Industry sources expect that
Mexican firms will import table eggs and breaking eggs from the United States to supply domestic demand in
areas located along the northern border region as well as to supplement contracted orders for overseas markets.
According to these industry sources, however, U.S. table eggs could expand beyond the northern border area and
supply central Mexico, as well.
Historically, Jalisco layer farms supplied markets in several central and southern Mexican states. However, the
States of Colima, Michoacán, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Zacatecas, Nuevo León, Aguascalientes,
Guanajuato, Querétaro, Chihuahua and Yucatán have implemented measures to impede or restrict the entrance
and distribution of poultry and egg products from Jalisco. Reportedly, imported eggs will not be subject to such
restrictions and this presents an opportunity for U.S. products to complement the demand in these area markets.
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Other Relevant Reports Submitted by FAS/Mexico:
Report Subject Date
MX2044 Avian Influenza Outbreak Hits More Farms in Jalisco 7/5/2012
MX2043 Emergency Management System Activated to Combat Avian 7/2/2012
MX2040 High Path Avian Influenza Outbreak in Jalisco 6/26/2012
MX2503 Exporting to Mexico – Managing Border Entry Issues 3/22/2012
MX2016 2012 Livestock and Products Semi-Annual 3/21/2012
MX2012 2012 Poultry and Poultry Products Semi-Annual 3/20/2012
MX2004 Mexico Publishes Preliminary Determination on U.S. CLQs 1/20/2012
MX1092 New Meat and Poultry Letterhead Certificates Required 12/6/2011
Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA)
can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx, equivalent to the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be
found at www.economia.gob.mx and equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (SALUD)
can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the readers' convenience but
USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur with, the
information contained on the mentioned sites.
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