100 dead birds found in Coyuca de Benítez, Zihuatanejo and Acapulco

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ACAPULCO, Gro., June 14, 2023.- At least a hundred birds died from a presumed outbreak of bird flu in Coyuca de Benítez, Zihuatanejo municipality.

According to an official report, members of the National Agrifood Health, Safety and Quality Service (SENASICA) gathered specimens of three species of waterfowl, pelicans, seagulls and dark shearwater, to carry out the analyzes and examine the organisms.

Federal government sources specified that there was a first sampling of more than 50 birds in coordination with the Zihuatanejo Ecology Department, between Playa Larga and Barra de Potosí.

Another second sampling was carried out on the Revolcadero beach of this port last Sunday.

The contingency, reported the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) on its social networks, was attended by workers from that agency in coordination with specialists from SENASICA and, simultaneously in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Jalisco, Sonora and Baja California.

According to preliminary versions, the studies rule out death from H5N1 influenza, avian influenza. However, federal sources indicated that an official statement would be issued this afternoon.

Source: Quadratin