2nd outbreak of bird flu recorded in PhilippinesStaff Writer |
Asia Culling more than 400,000 chickens
The Philippines has recorded a second outbreak of bird flu in another province on the main Luzon island, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
A 1-km quarantine radius has been declared in Nueva Ecija in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus after the flu has wiped out a quail farm.
The bird flu outbreak in Nueva Ecija came a week after the Philippine government confirmed a bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm in San Luis town in Pampanga province.
Philippine authorities are in the process of culling more than 400,000 chickens, quail and ducks in Pampanga to contain the outbreak. ■
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