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Piñol confirms bird flu cases in 2 Nueva Ecija towns

Aug 18, 2017 @ 7:56
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Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol on August 18 has confirmed that the municipalties of Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija have cases of bird flu.

Piñol said laboratory reports confirmed the bird flu cases in the two towns after reports by poultry farmers and local government officials.

This after the bird flu outbreak in the municipality of San Luis Pampanga where the DA is culling around 500,000 birds.

About 92,000 birds had been culled as of August 17.

The Agriculture Secretary earlier vowed to release P100 million in compensation for farm owners affected by the bird flu outbreak.

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