The Philippines has ordered the culling of 200,000 birds after the country’s first bird flu outbreak, reports ABC News.
The area has been declared a quarantine zone with a 7-kilometer (4-mile) surveillance area also established around the farms.
Pinol said he was informed Thursday that 37,000 birds have died from avian influenza subtype H5, which can cause illness and deaths in both animals and humans. Experts believe the ducks to be the virus carrier, he added.
He said he has informed President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Health and will report the outbreak to the World Organization for Animal Health.
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