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2nd outbreak of bird flu recorded in Philippines

Staff Writer | August 18, 2017
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.
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Asia   Culling more than 400,000 chickens
Secretary of Department of Agriculture Emmanuel Pinol said a series of laboratory tests confirmed an outbreak of avian flu on a quail and poultry farms in the province of Nueva Ecija, north of the capital Manila.

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.