TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Veterinary Services Office (CVSO) is implementing control and containment measures for possible entry of bird flu or avian influenza virus.
After cases of bird flu were confirmed in several provinces around the nation, including the adjacent Province of Isabela, City Veterinarian Carmen Wanas explained that one of these measures included routinely inspecting chicken farms.
Other measures, such as conducting an investigation into the incidence of poultry disease, monitoring and surveillance, and gathering samples for the identification and confirmation of poultry diseases affecting our avian population, are also in place in addition to the possible entry of all live domestic and wild birds as well as their products.
Wanas also added that her office is strengthening biosafety, hygiene and sanitation in poultry farms in the city, and is coordinating closely with other local government units for the possible integration of provincial border patrols.
During the final week of July, one sample tested positive in Barangay Bado Dangwa, prompting the CVET team to conduct testing within a one-kilometer radius and from neighboring barangays. The results of all 46 samples taken were negative.
Since the last testing, no additional instances or signs of AI have been tracked or reported. Additionally, the avian population is still being watched and monitored continuously.