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Albay bans pigs, pork products from Camarines provinces

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Albay seals its border after pigs in neighboring CamSur are tested postive for African swine flu

SAFE. The city government of Legazpi conducts boodle fight with DA officials held at SM City Legazpi to show off that pork is safe to eat in Albay following the spread of ASF virus in the country. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

H5N1 bird flu outbreak reported in Hunan, China

Feb 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM

A 'highly pathogenic strain' of the virus has been reported from a farm in the city of Shaoyang, says China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Czechs detect bird flu as new Europe outbreak feared

Jan 18, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Authorities say the infection at the farm was most likely imported by wild water birds

Foals, Sabrina Claudio, Nova Amor are coming to Manila for Wanderland 2020

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Who's ready for another Wanderland festival?

WANDERLAND. The 2019 edition was the biggest yet. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties

DOH tips to protect yourself against flu, pneumonia

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Here's how you can avoid diseases which are common during cold weather

Graphic by Alyssa Arizabal

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023

Kiefer Ravena endures flu in clutch Game 4 showing for NLEX

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The grueling playoffs schedule seemed to have taken its toll on Kiefer Ravena, who has played 6 games in 11 days

VETERAN MENTALITY. Kiefer Ravena shows way for the NLEX Road Warriors down the stretch in Game 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM

The strain is identified in a 68-year-old woman from the eastern province of Jiangsu who was admitted to a hospital after falling ill on December 25. She has since recovered.

BIRD FLU. Volunteers from the Civil Aid Service (CAS) wearing protective clothing take part in a chicken cull demonstration as part of an emergency response exercise in Hong Kong on May 21, 2017.  File photo by Dale de la Ray/AFP

Pampanga gets P7.7-M anti-bird flu 'token' from China

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'China is also a friend of Pampanga,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says during the turnover of the check to the provincial government

Piñol says new bird flu case in Nueva Ecija 'contained'

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Under the new internationally set protocols, only fowls in the affected farm will be culled while those in the surrounding areas will be monitored and subjected to random tests,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

BIRD FLU. In this file photo, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol talks about the avian influenza during a press conference last August. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA to review Philippine policies on bird flu

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:00 PM

'We will conduct a review on how we should handle the [avian influenza] problems in the future because... the industry actually suffered because of the very strict measures that we implemented,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says his department will review the country's policies in relation to the avian influeza or bird flu. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Bird flu in PH: 90-day waiting period in Pampanga epicenter begins

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:14 AM

An official from the Bureau of Animal Industry says San Luis, Pampanga may be declared bird flu-free by December 20

DOH's tips to protect yourself against the common rainy season diseases

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Here's how you can prevent getting dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and influenza

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Bird flu crisis over, PH agriculture chief says

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says the Philippines will recover from the bird flu outbreak

Duterte eats chicken, itik in Pampanga amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte seeks to assure the public that poultry products from Pampanga and Nueva Ecija are safe to eat

Following a successful containment of the Avian Influenza, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the boodle fight serving various poultry products during the 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong' program at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City, Pampanga on August 28, 2017. Breaking bread with the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Former President and Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo and Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda among others. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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No confirmed human cases of bird flu yet – DOH

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial eats fried chicken and boiled egg during the press conference to show they are still safe to consume despite the bird flu outbreak

SAFE TO EAT. RITM director Socorro Lupisan, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, and Bureau of Animal Industry veterinary Joy Lagayan eat chicken to demonstrate it is still safe to do so despite the bird flu outbreak. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DA confirms H5N6 bird flu strain in Pampanga

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:50 PM

UPDATED H5N6 is a strain that is transmissible to humans but the Bureau of Animal Industry says the transmission rate is very very low

Tarlac holds 'Chicken Festival' to ward off bird flu stigma

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Hundreds of Tarlac residents government employees and poultry and farm workers troop to the Diwa ng Tarlac to partake of a boodle fight held alongside business and political leaders Chickens and eggs were served as viands

CHICKEN FESTIVAL. Hundreds of Tarlac residents, government employees, poultry and farm workers join the impromptu 'Chicken Festival' organized by the provincial government of Tarlac to prove that the province is free from the avian influenza. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Lab in Australia confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

To assure the public that there s nothing to fear amid the outbreak Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he will ask the President to eat balut with him in Pampanga

RESULTS. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol shows reporters the results of the confirmatory test on the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

DA lifts ban on poultry shipments from Luzon

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says they are lifting the ban upon the recommendation of biosecurity experts

BAN LIFTED. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol gives updates during a press conference on the avian influenza. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

6 tips from DOH on how to be safe from bird flu

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:21 PM

UPDATED DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag assures the public they may still eat chicken but they must cook it properly first

Quarantine officers in the affected areas wear the proper gear. Photo courtesy of Dr. Arlene Vytiaco, Bureau of Animal Industry

Authorities keeping close watch over poultry shipments to Boracay

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The demand for chicken eggs is huge in the island which is estimated at one million monthly

Dela Rosa, Bird Flu, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Bird flu confirmed in 2 Nueva Ecija towns – Piñol

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED Nueva Ecija is the second province with confirmed cases of bird flu after Pampanga

BIRD FLU. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol confirms that bird flu has reached Nueva Ecija

No cockfighting in Pampanga for next 2 weeks due to bird flu – Piñol

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ihihinto muna yung sabong dahil ang tina target natin matapos lang yung 21 days na incubation period ng virus says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

DA to start paying farm owners affected by bird flu outbreak

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has already identified P31 million from the Quick Response Fund for the initial payment of affected farmers

BIRD FLU UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during a press conference on Avian Influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Aug 16, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Piñol expects bird flu outbreak to affect agri performance in Q3

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:20 PM

I m willing to be accused of overreacting than not doing everything to prevent the spread [of the virus] says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

UPDATES. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol during the press conference on avian influenza at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on Wednesday, August 16. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bird flu in Pampanga: DA to cull more fowls from controlled area

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:05 PM

A total of 73 110 layer chickens ducks fighting cocks and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday August 16

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (left) and DOH Assec. Dr. Eric Tayag during press conference on Avian Influenza at the DA office in Quezon City on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Philippine Eagle Center closed temporarily to protect eagles from bird flu

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The Philippine Eagle Foundation is setting up emergency measures to protect the birds of the Philippine Eagle Center against the bird flu

MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The Department of Agriculture says 16 villages in the towns of San Luis Mexico and San Simon are within the 1 km radius or in the contained area

CULLING. The Department of Agriculture has already started the culling of birds within the contained area of the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. File photo from Arlene Vytiaco/Bureau of Animal Industry

Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days with the target completion date moved to Thursday August 17

Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (center), Dr. Arlene Asteria Vytiaco (right) and Dr. Celia Carlos of DOH (left) confirmed cases of Avian Influenza subtype H5 on Friday at a press conference in Quezon City on Friday, were detected in some municipalities of Pampanga. In response to the incidence, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) put up 1 km. quarantine zone and 7 km. control zone for surveillance Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Malacañang assures the public that there would be no price increase in chicken meat as only one area is affected by the avian flu

Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

Pangilinan warns vs fowl profiteers amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan pushes for a massive information campaign after the Philippine government confirmed a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

PINIKPIKAN. Chicken vendors in Baguio City Public Market still sells briskly live broiler-cull for 'pinipikan' under the shadow of looming concerns culling of thousands poultry in Central Luzon due to avian flu. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Bird flu in PH: Pampanga under state of calamity

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

A team from the agriculture department will also look into the culpability of veterinarians and farm managers who did not report the incidence as early as April when the mortalities started

STATE OF CALAMITY. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol discusses the avian influenza outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA: No reported animal-to-human transmission of bird flu yet in PH

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The health department has already sent a team to assess the workers in the areas affected by the outbreak

BIRD FLU. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol (C), Dr Arlene Vytiaco (R), and Dr Celia Carlos of RITM, (left) confirm cases of avian influenza subtype H5 on Friday, August 11, at a press conference in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DA confirms bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says around 200 000 birds will be culled to contain the outbreak

China roast duck vendor dies of H7N9 bird flu – Xinhua

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Yongcheng city is monitoring the health of 16 people who have had close contact with the vendor

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Tests indicate that the birds were infected by the H5N8 strain which is highly infectious for poultry but not very dangerous to humans

Dutch workers in protective gear get ready to cull ducks as part of prevention measures against bird flu at a duck farm in Hierden on November 27, 2016.  The H5N8 virus has been detected in poultry and wild birds in 10 European countries, according to the World Health Organisation: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Russia. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:33 AM

All of the farm s 200 000 hens will be put down to prevent the expansion of the virus Sweden s agriculture department

Togo announces campaign to combat bird flu outbreak

Aug 27, 2016 - 8:57 PM

The announcement comes after the virus was detected at two poultry farms in the Togo capital Lome

TOGO CRASH. A collision between a truck and a bus leaves 47 dead in Togo.

French foie gras industry struggling after bird flu scare

Jun 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Producers of the luxury delicacy expect a 25 drop in production this year plus higher prices

Ducklings are pictured on the farm of Claude et Annie Lataillade in Bidache, southwestern France, on May 23, 2016. In the Basque Country, duck breeders resist avian crisis that threatens the French foie gras, but are uncertain about the future: stop everything and sell even at a loss, or modernize by investing, if banks want to follow. / AFP PHOTO / IROZ GAIZKA

Brazil's woes mount as swine flu adds to Zika problem

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The outbreak of Type A of the H1N1 virus has killed 46 people in less than two months in Brazil That is 10 times the figure for all of 2015 the country s health ministry says

Recovering Yoko Ono delays trip to France

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Still recovering from a severe bout of flu Yoko Ono is unable to attend the launch of a retrospective of her work in France

YOKO ONO. Still recovering from a serious flu, Yoko Ono is unable to attend to the launch of a retrospective of her work in France. Photo from Instagram/yokoonoofficial

Yoko Ono hospitalized due to dehydration

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:57 PM

3rd UPDATE Her son Sean Ono Lennon confirms that she was rushed to the hospital for dehydration and not a possible stroke or serious flu as reported earlier

File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Hadapi virus Zika, pemerintah perlu segera bentuk panel ahli

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:48 PM

Tidak harus panik namun pemerintah harus menunjukkan diri punya sikap tanggap

PANEL AHLI. Matheus Lima menggendong anaknya Pietro (2 bulan) yang menderita mikrosefalus, di Salvador, Brasil, 28 January 2016. Foto oleh Christophe Simon/AFP