Malacañang has suggested the general public to stay calm within the wake of a bird flu outbreak in San Agustin, Pampanga.
In an announcement, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated they’re “closely monitoring” the scenario within the province.
“As of this time, there has been no report of bird-to-human contamination,” he stated.
“Also, the DOH assures our people that avian flu is transferred via respiratory routes. Properly cooked chicken meat and eggs remain safe to eat,” Abella added.
Nevertheless, he stated Filipinos ought to be vigilant.
He suggested any particular person dwelling or residing in affected areas or who had been uncovered to useless chickens who turns into sick with flu or flu-like sickness to right away report back to the closest hospital or well being heart to endure a laboratory take a look at.
Abella stated the Department of Health is helping the Department of Agriculture in investigating bird flu and containing it via vaccinations and offering protecting gear for poultry handlers.
He stated there’s heightened surveillance for flu-like signs in Pampanga.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol estimates some 37,000 poultry animals have died due to bird flu.
To include the outbreak, the DA will kill 200,000 chickens, quails and geese inside the 1-kilometer radius of the affected poultry farms in Pampanga.
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