‘Don’t kill mi­gra­tory birds from China’

New Straits Times - - World -

The Philip­pines yes­ter­day warned cit­i­zens not to kill or poach mi­gra­tory birds fly­ing in from China, the pos­si­ble source of avian flu, to avoid wors­en­ing the sit­u­a­tion. There has been no case of hu­man trans­mis­sion but the virus prompted a cull of 200,000 fowl last week af­ter it was de­tected on a farm in the province of Pam­panga, and spread to five farms. “The culling, poi­son­ing or chas­ing of mi­gra­tory birds is strongly dis­cour­aged as they have proven in­ef­fec­tive and coun­ter­pro­duc­tive.”

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