IATF Reactivates National Avian Influenza Task Force

IATF Reactivates National Avian Influenza Task Force


GSIS To Launch Two Mobile Apps This October

Mas madali mo nang ma-access ang iyong GSIS account gamit ang bagong mobile application nito!

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the recommendations of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to strengthen efforts versus the N5N6 avian influenza or bird flu in the country.

Under resolution no. 60, the IATF allowed the reactivation of the National Avian Influenza Task Force (NAITF) to manage the outbreaks using multi-agency coordination and collaboration.

The NAITF was first created in February 2004 under Executive Order No. 280.

The resolution also directs the DA to strengthen coordination with the Department of Health (DOH), Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Interior and Local Government (DILG) with local government units to do sustained monitoring and surveillance of the H5N6 avian influenza and its possible effects to humans.

Moreover, concerned agencies will also be tasked to intensify information campaign that chicken meat and eggs are safe for human consumption; strictly enforce the Good Animal Husbandry Practices; and enjoin the public to immediately report poultry mortalities to their respective LGUs and to the DA Regional Field Offices or to the DA-Bureau of Animal Industries.

On Tuesday, the DA announced the resurgence of bird flu in San Luis town in Pampanga province.

To control the spread of the disease, the DA said the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has ordered the culling of nearly 39,000 egg-producing chickens.

“The team humanely culled a total of 38,701 head of layers and disposed them off properly, employing the protocols under the Avian Influenza Protection Program of the Philippine government,” said DA-BAI director Ronnie Domingo, in his report to DA Secretary William Dar.

A composite team of veterinarians and animal health immediately applied emergency control measures at “ground zero” and conducted disease surveillance around the infected farm in San Luis town.

All personnel involved in the disease control measures were strictly monitored by the health office of San Luis, Domingo said, adding that the DA-BAI assures the public that the A(H5N6) has not been reported and detected among broilers, the primary source of poultry meat.

Last week, the BAI declared Jaen town in Nueva Ecija province as bird flu-free, four months since an outbreak was announced in the area.

A (H5N6) is a subtype of the bird flu virus that can be passed from animals to humans.

In 2017, Pampanga was the epicenter of the bird flu outbreak in the Philippines. (PNA)

DOLE: ‘Floating’ Employees Allowed To Find Alternative Work

DOLE, pinahintulutang maghanap ng alternatibong pagkakakitaan ang mga empleyadong nasa "floating status."

San Juan To Build Solar-Powered Bike Pit Stop, Repair Station

Here's what the the country's first solar-powered bike pit stop and repair station would look like:

Velasco Urges Senate To Pass Disaster Resilience Dep’t Bill

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco calls on the Senate to prioritize the passage of a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience as Typhoon Quinta battered different parts of Luzon.

Roque: DepEd Needs Vehicles To Deliver Modules

Malacañang defends the purchase of over 100 service vehicles worth PHP1.5 million each, saying they will be used to deliver modules to students and teachers under the distance learning setup.

DSWD Cites Importance Of Saving Amid Pandemic

Ugaliin ang pag-iipon lalo na ngayong panahon ng krisis.

Enhanced-Nutribun: Good For Both Undernourished And Healthy Pinoys

What makes the comeback of Nutribun special? Aside from having an enhanced taste, it also aims to benefit up to 1 million children!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Equipment To Ensure Biosafety Of Forensic Chemists In Negros

The Philippine National Police Negros Occidental Provincial Crime Laboratory has received a boost in its effort to ensure biosafety in the workplace after receiving a fabricated fume hood from the provincial government.

Bacolod City Requires Travelers To Register For Contact Tracing

Individuals staying in Bacolod city who are seeking authority to travel are now required to register in the Bacolod Contact Tracing System.

Manila-Laoag Flights Resume With Strict Border Protocols

Philippine Airlines is set to resume its flights from Manila to Laoag and vice versa starting November. Huwag pong kalimutan ang mga health and safety protocols.