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  • 3 tips from DOH on how to be safe from bird flu

    August 19, 2017 2:06 PM 4

    DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag assures the public they may still eat chicken, but they must cook it properly first MANILA, Philippines – Towns in Pampanga and Nueva Ecija have confirmed cases of avian influenza or bird flu, but the government urges the public to remain calm. Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Eric Tayag told Rappler there has been no reported

  • DA: No bird flu in Eastern Visayas

    August 17, 2017 2:04 PM 4

    Tacloban City — The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA RFO) for Eastern Visayas has found no cases of bird flu in the region and assured that poultry products from the region are safe for human consumption. Many consumers in Eastern Visayas have become apprehensive in buying poultry products following the outbreak of bird flu last week in a town in Pampanga

  • Consumer safety assured amid avian flu outbreak

    August 15, 2017 5:16 AM 16

    The government has vowed to ensure the safety of consumers and support the local poultry industry in the wake of the avian flu outbreak that hit Pampanga province. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the government is committed to take precautions to prevent the spread of avian flu and eliminate the problem “soonest.” “Our first concern is the safety

  • MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

    August 15, 2017 4:36 AM 6

    This week, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol released a map showing the barangays affected by the outbreak, as well as those within the 1-kilometer radius (contained area) and 7-km radius (controlled area). On his Facebook page, Piñol said his department's credit agency, the Agricultural Credit Policy Council, has readied an initial P50-million loan for 2,000 farmers

  • Palace says bird flu strain not harmful

    August 14, 2017 11:28 PM 16

    The avian flu strain that hit poultry in Pampanga province is not harmful to humans, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said it was up to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol to decide on the request of Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda to lift the quarantine in San Luis town, where the virus struck, because it was affecting

  • Government moves to prevent bird flu jump to humans

    August 14, 2017 5:05 PM 10

    MANILA, Philippines - Three days after confirming an avian flu outbreak, government agencies are scrambling to keep the virus from spreading and especially from jumping to humans. Apart from the ongoing culling of thousands of chickens and ducks and quarantine of an area in San Luis town in Pampanga where the outbreak was first reported, the government

  • Bird flu-affected farmers to get gov’t financial aid, other support

    August 14, 2017 10:14 AM 7

    SAN LUIS, Pampanga — Farmers affected by the avian flu outbreak here would be given financial assistance and other support by the government to help them bounce back from their financial losses. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Monday they are now preparing the monetary assistance for the hundreds of farmers whose livestock and poultry were hit or would

  • Gov’t needs 5 to 6 more days to complete slaughter of 200,000 birds in avian flu-hit Pampanga

    August 14, 2017 3:00 AM 3

    MANILA, Philippines – It will take five to six more days before the government completes the slaughter of all 200,000 birds within the one-kilometer radius of San Luis town in Pampanga where the avian flu virus started to spread. This is according to Dr. Arlene Vytiaco, head of the Animal Disease Control Section of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)’s

  • Take precautions vs bird flu, DOH urges public

    August 13, 2017 11:28 PM 5

    The Department of Health (DOH) has urged the public to take precautions in the wake of the avian flu outbreak in Pampanga province. “Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing; wash hands often; take plenty water and juices. Have enough rest and sleep. Do not go near wild birds or go to farms with fowl,” Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said. “If you have flu symptoms

  • Ban on live poultry drops chicken prices, supply

    August 13, 2017 11:22 AM 10

    City Of San Fernando, Pampanga – Market vendors and stores here and in other parts of Pampanga have cut their supply of chicken and other poultry products, including eggs and even lowered their prices after a ban was imposed on the transport of live poultry due to an outbreak of bird flu in San Luis town. Apung Nita, a vendor at the city’s public market