Philippines now bird flu-free, says DA

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is free of the Avian Influenza (AI) or bird flu, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Tuesday. In a statement, the DA said the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) declared that as of January 8, 2021, the country is now...

Philippines bans poultry importation from Australia due to bird flu

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has imposed a temporary ban on the importation of fowls and their byproducts from Australia due to the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in the said country. Agriculture Secretary William Dar issued...

DA confirms bird flu in Pampanga egg farm

MANILA, July 29 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI) on Wednesday confirmed the detection of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) strain, specifically A(H5N6), in a poultry layer or egg-producing farm in San Luis,...

WHO tells East Asia Pacific to bolster Ebola defenses

MANILA (AFP) – World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan on Monday urged East Asian and Pacific countries to strengthen defenses against the Ebola outbreak, warning that the whole world may be at risk. The region of 1.8 billion has been a hotspot for many emerging diseases...