Avian influenza subtype H5, which can cause illness and deaths in both animals and humans, has killed 37,000 birds
Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol holds a manual for Avian Influenza Protection during a news conference on the confirmation of the first bird flu case in the country Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Pinol said the Philippines will cull at least 400,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but that no animal-to-human transmission has been reported. Pinol said Friday that he has ordered all fouls within one kilometer radius of six affected farms in northern San Luis town culled. He says area has also been declared a quarantine zone, with roads manned by quarantine officers backed by police.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez), photo: AP/Bullit Márquez
11 of August 2017 12:47:21
MANILA – The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first avian flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported, officials said Friday.Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said he ordered the culling of all fowl within a kilometer (0.6 mile) of six affected farms in northern Pampanga province's San Luis town.The area has been declared a quarantine zone with a 7-kilometer (4-mile) surveillance area also established around the farms.