Bird flu strikes again in Central Mexico
Updated: Saturday, February 16 2013, 12:24 PM EST
MEXICO (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The bird flu has struck again.
Mexico's animal health agency says an outbreak at seven farms in Central Mexico has affected as many as 582,000 chickens.
The number that will have to be slaughtered is yet to be determined.
An outbreak of the H7N3 bird flu in Western Mexico in 2012 killed more than 22 million hens and caused price increases in chicken and egg products.
The current outbreak has not yet affected the supply of chicken products.