2nd outbreak of bird flu recorded in Philippines
Secretary of Department of Agriculture Emmanuel Pinol said a series of laboratory tests confirmed an outbreak of avian flu on a quail and poultry farms in the province of Nueva Ecija, north of the capital Manila.
A 1-km quarantine radius has been declared in Nueva Ecija in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus after the flu has wiped out a quail farm.
The bird flu outbreak in Nueva Ecija came a week after the Philippine government confirmed a bird flu outbreak on a poultry farm in San Luis town in Pampanga province.
Philippine authorities are in the process of culling more than 400,000 chickens, quail and ducks in Pampanga to contain the outbreak. ■