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Over 18K birds hit by bird flu culled in San Luis

Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:05
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The Bureau of Animal Industry on Monday (August 14) said more than 18,000 birds hit by the bird flu outbreak have been culled in San Luis, Pampanga.

The culling operations started a day after the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced the outbreak.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol earlier said around 200,000 birds have to be culled within the quarantine zone’s one-kilometer radius.

“Para klaro, ‘yung ground zero doon natin nililibing lahat ng manok, and then ‘yung one kilometer lahat ‘yung buhay na manok pati manok na tinali, ibon, ducks, pigeons, quails – all of these will have to be culled,” said Piñol.

But he added that birds will not be culled within the seven-kilometer surveillance zone.

The DA earlier banned the movement of birds, eggs, or other poultry products from Pampanga to other parts of the country because of the bird flu outbreak in the province.

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