THE PHILIPPINES, Manila The Philippines has barred the entry of poultry from Vietnam, Italy and the Netherlands. The ban covers domestic and wild birds, including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs and semen.
The import ban comes on the heels of reports from the Office Internationale Des Epizooties (OIE) of outbreaks of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus serotype H5 in Vinh Long and Trah Vinh in Vietnam; and highly pathogenic Avian Influenza virus serotype H5N8 in Veneto, Italy; and Ter Aar, Zuid-Holland, Kamperveen and Utrecht City in the Netherlands.
Recently the Philippines is the only Southeast Asian country free from bird flu.
Source: Department of Agriculture of the Republic of the Philippines