Amid the shortage of chicken supply in the country, the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Industry conducts UV disinfection machine for eggs leaving the premises of Barangay San Bartolome, Sto. Tomas in Pampanga after the province showed the presence of the avian influenza virus.
In a letter, DA RFO3 Executive Director Crispulo G. Bautista asked Santo Tomas Mayor John Sambo to implement prompt quarantine prevention and control measures after laboratory tests showed the samples to be positive for Influenza Type A subtype H5N1.
Authorities have conducted the depopulation of chickens following the presence of the avian influenza virus in their area. (Ieshua Jai-ren Asuncion/BENJAKIN CUARESMA