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200,000 poultries to be slain by DA

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Thousands of fowls will be buried alive in the barangay’s of San Carlos and San Luis, Pampanga to contain the spread of the avian flu virus also known as the bird flu.

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol announced that over 37,000 poultries, quails and ducks have been killed to maintain the spread of the disease.

Piñol also cited that barangay officials will be helping in the containment procedures of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

As of now, the DA has marked over 200,000 fowls to be exterminated in which the DA will recompense for a price of 80 pesos per head.

After the extermination, authorities will be disinfecting the areas for about 21 days and will monitor the different farms.

If all goes well, poultry farm owners may commence with their respective operations after 90 days.

For now, no farmers are allowed to draw out and sell any bird produce within the 7 kilometer radius of San Luis, Pampanga.

Precautionary measure are underway to maintain the public’s health.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella also announced that there have been no reports of bird-to-human contamination as of posting time.

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