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H5N1 bird flu outbreak reported in Hunan, China

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM

A 'highly pathogenic strain' of the virus has been reported from a farm in the city of Shaoyang, says China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Duterte eats chicken, itik in Pampanga amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to assure the public that poultry products from Pampanga and Nueva Ecija are safe to eat

Following a successful containment of the Avian Influenza, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the boodle fight serving various poultry products during the 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong' program at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City, Pampanga on August 28, 2017. Breaking bread with the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Former President and Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda among others. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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DA confirms H5N6 bird flu strain in Pampanga

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED H5N6 is a strain that is transmissible to humans but the Bureau of Animal Industry says the transmission rate is very very low

6 tips from DOH on how to be safe from bird flu

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:21 PM

UPDATED DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag assures the public they may still eat chicken but they must cook it properly first

Quarantine officers in the affected areas wear the proper gear. Photo courtesy of Dr. Arlene Vytiaco, Bureau of Animal Industry

Bird flu confirmed in 2 Nueva Ecija towns – Piñol

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED Nueva Ecija is the second province with confirmed cases of bird flu after Pampanga

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol confirms that bird flu has reached Nueva Ecija

Piñol expects bird flu outbreak to affect agri performance in Q3

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:20 PM

I m willing to be accused of overreacting than not doing everything to prevent the spread [of the virus] says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol during the press conference on avian influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on Wednesday, August 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:05 PM

A total of 73 110 layer chickens ducks fighting cocks and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday August 16

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (left) and DOH Assec. Dr. Eric Tayag during press conference on Avian Influenza at the DA office in Quezon City on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Philippine Eagle Center closed temporarily to protect eagles from bird flu

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation is setting up emergency measures to protect the birds of the Philippine Eagle Center against the bird flu

Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days with the target completion date moved to Thursday August 17

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (center), Dr. Arlene Asteria Vytiaco (right) and Dr. Celia Carlos of DOH (left) confirmed cases of Avian Influenza subtype H5 on Friday at a press conference in Quezon City on Friday, were detected in some municipalities of Pampanga. In response to the incidence, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) put up 1 km. quarantine zone and 7 km. control zone for surveillance Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang assures the public that there would be no price increase in chicken meat as only one area is affected by the avian flu

Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

Pangilinan warns vs fowl profiteers amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan pushes for a massive information campaign after the Philippine government confirmed a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

PINIKPIKAN. Chicken vendors in Baguio City Public Market still sells briskly live broiler-cull for 'pinipikan' under the shadow of looming concerns culling of thousands poultry in Central Luzon due to avian flu. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DA confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says around 200 000 birds will be culled to contain the outbreak

Togo announces campaign to combat bird flu outbreak

Aug 27, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The announcement comes after the virus was detected at two poultry farms in the Togo capital Lome

TOGO CRASH. A collision between a truck and a bus leaves 47 dead in Togo.

Britain confirms bird flu outbreak, 'low' public risk

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The strain involved is highly pathogenic and can infect people but the government s chief veterinary officer Nigel Gibbens says there is little risk of that happening

WHO: World is better prepared for next flu pandemic

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:53 PM

An influenza pandemic is the most global of infectious disease events currently known It is in every country’s best interests to prepare for this threat

DOH: Possible bird flu kills man in PH

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:02 PM

His body is cremated and the DOH declares the case closed

In this file photo, a masked staff member of a poultry market sorts out ducks in Taipei. AFP PHOTO/ Sam Yeh

S. Korea on alert after bird flu confirmed

Jan 18, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The last outbreak in South Korea occurred in 2011 when more than 6 million poultry were culled at more than 280 farms across the country

AVIAN FLU. South Korean quarantine officials man a checkpoint near a poultry farm, where a suspected case of avian influenza was reported, in Gochang in North Jeolla Province, some 300 kilometers southwest of Seoul. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Bird flu subtype re-emerges in Hong Kong

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:57 PM

An elderly man contracted a mild form of bird flu in the first case of its type for 4 years

Hong Kong confirms 2nd human H7N9 bird flu case in a week

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Another Hong Kong resident is infected of the fatal H7N9 bird flu and is being treated in an isolation ward