The Philippines Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol reported the first outbreak of bird flu in the country on Friday and said that 400,000 birds will be culled to contain the spread of the poultry disease.
Pinol said there has been no case of human transmission so far. According to reports, the avian flu outbreak was detected in a farm in a town in Pampanga province, north of the capital Manila.
"We will cull all 400,000 birds within the one-kilometer area. We don't want diseases to spread," Pinol told Reuters.
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