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WV still avian flu free

by 5m Editor
28 February 2007, at 11:03am

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured the public of a negative presence of the avian flu virus in the region, particularly in the four municipalities of Capiz, namely, Sapi-an, Sigma, Ivisan and Roxas City. OIC Regional Executive Director Larry P. Nacionales announced during a Management Meeting held at RIARC at Sigma, Capiz, early this week, after dispatching the Regional Task Force on Avian Flu headed by Dr. Oscar Limoso to the said areas.

These municipalities were earlier reported to be most likely at risk to bird flu because it is identified as part of the migratory path of birds coming from other Asian countries, but there was no sign of avian flu virus nor death of birds or poultry animals in the area caused by the dreaded disease. This was confirmed by Dr. Leonel P. Abordo, Provincial Veterinarian of Capiz

Earlier on, the alarming avian flu scare has reached to another level due to intensification of the monitoring of migratory birds and the conduct of regular bird identification, bird counting, surveillance of suspected areas and the advocacy campaigns in identified “red-alert areas” in the region by the inter-agency efforts of the concerned government agencies in the region like the Department of Agriculture(DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Health (DOH). Although our country is out of the dreaded disease, obviously this can create problems especially among our poultry raisers and growers.

Source: The News Today

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