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Philippines added to APHIS avian influenza list

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This action comes after HPAI was reported in the Philippines in August 2017.

USDA’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has added the Philippines to the list of regions affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) of any subtype.

This action comes after HPAI was reported in the Philippines in August 2017.  In response to the outbreak, APHIS immediately placed restrictions on imported poultry and poultry products from that country to minimize the risk of introducing HPAI into the United States.  This action is published in the Federal Register.

Related articles:

The H5N6 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in the Philippines. – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

The Philippines culled 200,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country’s first outbreak of avian influenza. – Reuters

The fourth highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the Philippines since August began in November. It was reported in Neuva Ecija province. – Outbreak News Today


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