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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Philippines - Bird Flu News SINAG Wants Govt to Stop Imports of Poultry Products from Bird Flu-infested Countries
PHILIPPINES - The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG), an umbrella group of farmers' groups, on Wednesday urged the government to stop importing poultry products from bird flu infested countries.
GMA News Online
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Philippines - Bird Flu News BAI Lifts Poultry Restrictions
PHILIPPINES - Business resumed on Monday after the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) lifted restrictions on the transport and sale of birds and poultry products produced outside a 7-kilometer control area surrounding the bird flu infestation site at San Luis town in Pampanga province.
Inquirer.net
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Philippines - Bird Flu News Death of Filipino from China: Possible Case of Bird Flu
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Health has announced that the death of an overseas Filipino worker who returned from China might be a possible case of avian flu. The patient worked as a musician in China for six years and returned on 9 February, without symptoms of the disease. He died on 14 February before the infection was identified.
Philippines Star
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Bans Chinese Poultry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has ordered a temporary ban on imports of domestic and wild birds including poultry meat, day old chicks, eggs and semen from China.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Government Temporarily Bans Poultry from Taipei
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has issued a temporary ban on the importation of poultry meat products, domestic and wild birds including day old chicks, eggs and semen originating from Chinese Taipei.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Monday, October 07, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Bans Poultry Imports from Taiwan on Avian Flu Report
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture on Friday (4 October) said it imposed a ban on poultry meat products, domestic and wild birds including day old chicks, eggs and semen from Taiwan, following reports of an outbreak of low Pathogenic Avian Influenza or LPAI in the township of Yuli, Hua-lien.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Hot Chinese Poultry Seized by Customs
PHILIPPINES - Some 15 kilos of raw chicken and duck meat as well as 100 duck eggs were seized by Customs personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Chinese passengers who arrived from Xiamen, China on 11 September.
A temporary ban is in place on the import of domestic and wild birds including day-old chicks, eggs and other poultry products from China owing to recent bird flu outbreaks there.
Manila Times
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Temporarily Bans Live Birds, Products from Arkansas
PHILIPPINES - In response to a detection of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) H7N7 in Scott County, Arkansas, the Philippine Department of Agriculture issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds (including day old chicks, eggs and semen) originating from that area.
ThePoultrySite News Desk
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Bans Imports of US Poultry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine Department of Agriculture has temporarily banned the import of poultry, including eggs and newly hatched chicks, from Arkansas, United States.
Vietnam+
Friday, July 19, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Bans Poultry Imports from South Africa
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government has temporarily banned the importation of wild birds, poultry and poultry products from South Africa because of an outbreak of low pathogenic avian (LPAI) influenza there.
GMA News
Friday, May 10, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News DA Bans German Poultry Products
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended the importation of poultry and other poultry products from Germany because of reported avian-influenza outbreak.
The Manila Times.net
Monday, April 29, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Gov't Bans China Poultry Products Amid Bird Flu Scare
PHILIPPINES - The importation of poultry and poultry products from China is temporarily banned because of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Shanghai.
ABS-CBNnews.com
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippine Govt Bans Poultry Products from Italy, Netherlands
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine government has temporarily banned the entry of poultry and poultry products from provinces of the Netherlands and Italy after a confirmed outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza in these countries.
GMA News
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Philippines - Bird Flu News Govt Stops German Poultry Imports
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has temporarily suspended the importation of poultry and other poultry products from Germany, because of the occurrence of an outbreak of two separate strings of avian influenza.
The Manila Times.net
Friday, December 21, 2012
Philippines - Bird Flu News Philippines Bans Poultry Products from Taiwan
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has suspended anew the importation of poultry and other poultry products from Taiwan, because of the reoccurrence of an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
The Manila Times.net
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Philippines - Bird Flu News People Warned Not to Touch Wild Birds
PHILIPPINES - Environment Secretary Ramon Paje has warned the public, particularly bird lovers, not to touch wild birds to avoid infection from the deadly bird flu virus.
philSTAR
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Philippines - Bird Flu News "No Cause for Alarm" Says Manila
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday that there is still no cause for alarm over the mutant strain of bird flu virus (H5N1) found in some poultry farms in northern and central Viet Nam, adding that the Philippines remains free from bird flu.
"We are still bird flu-free. The problem is on the poultry. There is no sustained human-to-human transmission. What (we) have is animal-to-human transmission," said DOH Assistant Secretary, Dr Eric Tayag.
PhilSTAR
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Philippines - Bird Flu News Tighter Watch on Poultry Smuggling Urged Amid Bird Flu
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines enjoys the status of being bird-flu free, but local authorities are not taking their chances.
ABS-CBNnews.com
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Philippines - Bird Flu News Manila Lifts Ban on Turkish Poultry
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Manila has lifted the ban on Turkish poultry and poultry products after confirming reports that Turkey is free from the dreaded avian influenza (AI) virus.
ABS-CBN News.com
Monday, April 12, 2010
Philippines - Bird Flu News DA Bans Poultry Imports from Bhutan, Denmark
PHILIPPINES - In line with efforts to keep the Philippines free of the Avian Influenza virus, the Department of Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on the entry of birds and poultry, including their products, from Bhutan and Denmark, but lifted the same import restriction earlier imposed on France.
ABS-CBN News
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Avian Influenza

(aka bird flu, avian flu) is caused by a type of influenza virus that is hosted by birds, but may infect several species of mammals. It was first identified in Italy in the early 1900s and is now known to exist worldwide. A strain of the H5N1-type of avian influenza virus that emerged in 1997 has been identified as the most likely source of a future influenza pandemic.Strains of avian influenza virus may infect various types of animals, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales and humans. However, wild fowl act as natural asymptomatic carriers, spreading it to more susceptible domestic stocks.

Diagnosis
How to Recognise Avian Influenza
What to look for
  • Ruffled feathers
  • Soft-shelled eggs
  • Depression and droopiness
  • Sudden drop in egg production
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cyanosis (purplish-blue coloring) of wattles and comb
  • Edema and swelling of head, eyelids, comb, wattles, and hocks
  • Green diarrhoea
  • Blood-tinged discharge from nostrils
  • Incoordination, including loss of ability to walk and stand
  • Pin-point hemorrhages (most easily seen on the feet and shanks)
  • Respiratory distress
  • Increased death losses in a flock
  • Sudden death
  • Nasal discharges
For more detail in avian influenza in poultry click here
Poultry Vaccination

Poultry Vaccination as a strategy for controlling AI in commercial birds

Outbreaks of avian influenza in the poultry industry cause devastating economic losses and is generally controlled through extensive culling of infected birds. Alternative strategies also use vaccination as a supplementary control measure during avian influenza outbreaks.

.Advantages of Vaccination
  • Vaccination reduces susceptibility to infection.
  • A higher dose of virus is necessary to infect the vaccinated birds.
  • Vaccinated birds shed less virus.
    - Decreased contamination of the environment.
    - Decreased risk of human infection
  • Used strategically vaccination compliments a stamping out strategy by slowing/stopping the spread of the virus
For more information on poultry vaccination see:
Biosecurity

Avian Influenza (Fowl Plague) is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.

Avian Influenza is caused by an orthomyxovirus, or influenza virus and can survive for considerable lengths of time outside of the host and birds are infected through contact with other birds, mechanical vectors such as vehicles and equipment and personnel travelling between farms, markets and abattoirs.

Precautionary requirements include cleaning and disinfection of premises and the establishment of a Biosecurity barrier to help prevent spread of disease is essential.

For more information on biosecurity see the links below

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