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  • Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak, to cull 200,000 birds

    MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will cull 200,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country's first outbreak of bird flu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday.
    The avian flu outbreak was detected in a farm in San Luis municipality in Pampanga province, north of the capital Manila, which later spread to five neighboring farms. There has been no case of human transmission although health officials are conducting checks on farm workers.
    "We have declared a 1-km (0.6 mile) quarantine radius with the epicenter being San Luis. All fowls found within the area will be culled and buried, and the estimated population is 200,000," Pinol told reporters at a news conference.
    "That would include every bird, every duck, every quail, every poultry within the vicinity of the quarantine area."
    The volume of birds to be culled was half of Pinol's initial estimate of 400,000, which he said was based on a preliminary evaluation and was later revised after inspection.
    Initial tests ruled out the highly pathogenic H5N1 as the virus strain, Dr. Celia Carlos told reporters, and samples will be sent to Australia for further testing.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN1AR0AS

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    Highly pathogenic avian influenza,
    Philippines
    Information received on 11/08/2017 from Dr Enrico Garzon, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry, DGA openRR, Quezon City, Philippines
    Summary
    Report type Immediate notification
    Date of start of the event 24/07/2017
    Date of confirmation of the event 07/08/2017
    Report date 11/08/2017
    Date submitted to OIE 11/08/2017
    Reason for notification First occurrence of a listed disease in the country
    Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
    Serotype H5
    Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic), Necropsy
    This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
    New outbreaks (1)
    Outbreak 1 San Luis, San Carlos, San Luis, PAMPANGA
    Date of start of the outbreak 24/07/2017
    Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
    Epidemiological unit Farm
    Affected animals
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 190000 36485 36485 0 0
    Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
    Total animals affected
    Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
    Birds 190000 36485 36485 0 0
    Outbreak statistics
    Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
    Birds 19.20% 19.20% 100.00% 19.20%
    *Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
    Epidemiology
    Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
    • Unknown or inconclusive
    Control measures
    Measures applied
    • Movement control inside the country
    • Quarantine
    • Zoning
    • Disinfection
    • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
    • No treatment of affected animals
    Measures to be applied
    • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
    • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
    • Screening
    • Traceability
    • Official destruction of animal products
    • Official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste
    • Stamping out
    • Control of wildlife reservoirs
    • Selective killing and disposal
    • Process to inactivate the pathogenic agent in products or by-products
    • Slaughter
    • Ante and post-mortem inspections
    Diagnostic test results
    Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
    Animal Disease Diagnostic Reference Laboratory (National laboratory) Birds real-time PCR 07/08/2017 Positive
    Future Reporting
    The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
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    http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wa...reportid=24544
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    • #3
      Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/...ymptoms/story/

      Amid bird flu outbreak, 2 farm workers isolated after showing symptoms
      Published August 15, 2017 6:34pm

      Two farmers from San Luis town in Pampanga, where an avian flu outbreak has been confirmed, have been isolated after they showed flu-like symptoms, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday.

      According to a Balita Pilipinas report, one farm worker has a fever while the other one has a cough.

      The DOH said it has yet to confirm whether they are indeed cases of avian flu...

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      • #4
        2 poultry farm workers test negative for bird flu

        Wednesday, August 16, 2017

        THE two poultry farm workers in San Luis, Pampanga, who earlier manifested flu-like symptoms, tested negative for the bird flu virus.

        Department of Health (DOH) said laboratory test results released by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) turned out as negative. DOH Spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag said they have already been informed of the negative test results for the two "suspect cases".

        He said the two farm workers were discharged from the hospital.
        ...
        http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/loc...ird-flu-558759
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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