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Subject: Avian Influenza, subtype unknown, poultry epizootics in the Philippines.

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Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak, to cull 400,000 birds


MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines plans to cull 400,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country's first outbreak of bird flu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on Friday.

The avian flu outbreak was detected in a farm in a town in Pampanga province, north of the capital Manila, which later spread to neighboring farms. There has been no case of human transmission so far, Pinol told reporters.

"We will cull all 400,000 birds within a 1-km (0.6 mile) area. We don't want diseases to spread," Pinol said.

The source of the disease and the strain of avian flu were not immediately clear.



Keywords: Philippines; Avian Influenza; Poultry.