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More than 300,000 birds dead as H5 virus spreads beyond Pampanga

Two new cases of bird flu in the Luzon province of Nueva Ecija have claimed the lives of 307,000 birds. The outbreaks in the towns of Jaen and San Isidro come a week after a similar case in the neighbouring province of Pampanga in which 37,000 birds died. Agriculture secretary…

Poultry culled as Philippines records first case of deadly bird flu

The Philippines declared its first ever outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu in Pampanga today (Friday, August 11). An immediate cull was ordered for all chickens, ducks and quail within one kilometre of the infected poultry in San Luis town, north of Manila, said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol….