Sinaloa. – The state of Sinaloa is Risk of losing avian influenza free statusit before lack of strict care by officers in income to the unit.
Given the concern raised by the vulnerability to avian influenza at any time, poultry farmers expressed their concern and called on state and federal officials to step up action to counter their risk.
there is uncertainty
Jose Manuel Valencia Urena, manager of the Livestock Association Specialized in Poultry Farmers, recalled that currently in the United States, more than half the country has outbreaks of avian influenza and, in the case of Mexico, only Sonora, Sinaloa, Baja California, Yucatán, Campeche. and Quintana Roo is free from this disease; In addition, Sinaloa has Secret threats in states like Coahuila, Durango and Chihuahuathat is Attendance from 3rd week of AprilConfirmed.
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“The virus is very close; This is a virus that is active in the region and we feel defenseless because Sinaloa is not vaccinated against this disease, so it is very risky for poultry, where this virus comes from, it wreaks havoc,” the leader repeated.
The general manager stressed that so far there are no real restrictions to protect the state from the entry of poultry products, and have only been restricted, as equipment, trucks and processed chickens continue to enter, which still poses a risk. Is.
Regarding the problem, Jaime Montes Salas, the state government’s secretary of agriculture and livestock, explained that Sinaloa, along with Sonora, is the only body with certification for the export of poultry products, as they are free of the disease.
In coordination with the poultry growers, he informed that in view of the situation threatening the health of the state, Reinforcement of inspection works has been demanded At the borders to prevent the entry of the product from the affected entities, as well as the implementation of strict biosafety measures for the operation of the plants and the illegal entry of the products.
avian influenza disease
Influenza virus strains primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans, causing influenza-like illnesses.
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as an infection
The most common form of infection with this type of flu is through contact with infected birds. It can also spread from person to person infected.
First cases of avian influenza
As a result of the fact that the United States has a serious avian influenza problem, Mexico, as of April 2022, states began to have a higher presence of the disease, putting consumers of bird-derived products at risk. , causing symptoms. Those that appear after eight days and are similar to the flu are headache, sore throat, fever, muscle aches and difficulty in breathing.
Sinaloa, at risk from avian influenza; lack of health restrictions