DA bans poultry from Pampanga over bird flu
The Department of Agriculture (DA) on August 11 banned the movement of birds, eggs, or other poultry products from Pampanga to other parts of the country after a bird flu outbreak in the province.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said there is an outbreak of avian influenza type A subtype H5 in the municipality of San Luis.
Piñol said around 37,000 birds from 6 poultry farms have died from the bird flu.
This type of bird flu can cause illness and even death to both animals and humans.
“At present, there are still reported and maybe unreported poultry mortalities in the area,” Piñol said.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has put up a 1-kilometer quarantine zone and a 7-kilometer surveillance zone in response to the bird flu outbreak.#
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