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Mexico Reports March 2009 Outbreaks of CSF

by 5m Editor
2 December 2009, at 10:56am

MEXICO - The veterinary authorities report two cases of classical swine fever (CSF) in pigs in the state of Guerrero, which occurred in March this year.

The Mexican veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 1 December to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

It describes two outbreaks of CSF in the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico. Both started in March 2009 and involved a total of 633 pigs, two of which became ill and all were subsequently destroyed.

According to the report, a pig farm used for pedagogical purposes owned by the School of Agriculture in the State of Guerrero. The farm was quarantined, the pigs were culled and sentinel animals were introduced. Simultaneously, as a result of the epidemiological investigation, another outbreak linked to the first outbreak detected was identified; the same control measures were applied: quarantine, culling, disinfection and introduction of sentinel animals.

All farms were used for production for local or own consumption. Vaccination is still prohibited throughout the country since 4 October 2006 and an active epidemiological surveillance is applied in all pig holdings in the country both technified and backyard holdings.

In October 2009, the outbreak was described a 'resolved'.

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