Candaba bans bird-watching for 3 days to prevent bird flu spread
The Candaba municipal government declared a three-day ban on bird-watching in the town in order to prevent the spread of bird flu.
According to a GMA News report, Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque ordered the ban to stop the possible infection of humans by migratory birds known to visit the area.
The ban took effect on February 22 and will last until February 24, the official said.
The mayor urged the public, especially farmers, to report any unusual symptoms or signs in the animals, the report said.
“May task force dito para i-monitor at umiikot sila at kinakausap ang lahat na may itikan dito,” Maglanque was quoted as saying.
The Philippines was declared free of the H5N6 strain of bird flu last month but it is taking preventive measures to stop the entry of another strain, H598, according to the report.
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