UPDATE 1-Mexico reports bird flu outbreaks in Puebla, Oaxaca states

April 9, 2015 10:09 PM

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PARIS/MEXICO CITY, April 9 (Reuters) - Mexico has reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic H7N3 bird flu virus in two backyards in the states of Oaxaca and Puebla in the southern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

Following a notification by the homeowners of an increase in the sudden death of birds, 139 birds were found infected by the virus, the Mexican agriculture ministry said in a report posted on the website of the Paris-based organisation.

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