Philippines culls nearly 39000 chickens to curb bird flu outbreak – Gulf Today

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Picture shown is for illustrative purposes only. The Philippines said on Wednesday it had slaughtered nearly 39,000 chickens in a poultry farm north of the capital Manila to curb a bird flu outbreak, more than four months after detecting infections in a nearby province. The Department of Agriculture's (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry has detected the presence of the highly infectious H5N6 subtype of the influenza A virus in an egg-producing farm in San Luis town in Pampanga province. READ MORE UK signs supply deal for 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine WHO calls for quick response to virus resurgence Upon confirming the report, a team of veterinarians and animal health officers had immediately implemented emergency control measures, culling 38,701 poultry and disposing of the carcasses, the DA said in a...read more...