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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How To Make Sure That The Chicken You Are Eating Is Safe? Bird Flu Virus Facts And How To Prevent Your Family From Being Infected



Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
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Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.

Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.
Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources. 
To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country.
Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds.
"We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said.
She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH.
The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing.
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What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1?
Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.
Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans. 

Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.

If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death.

Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.


How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?
Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus:
Ruffled feathers
Lethargy
Respiratory distress
Facial swelling
Decreased egg production
Sudden death with no warning signs 

Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?


Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.




To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.
Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture confirmed the outbreak of avian influenza virus (bird flu), the first case for the country, in San Luis, Pampanga which killed close to 40,000 poultry heads and placed the province in a state of calamity.  Test specimens confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5 has affected San Agustin in San Luis, Pampanga,with 37,000 birds infected and killed covering six farms of poultry, quail and ducks.  The outbreak prompted the poultry consumers from eating chicken especially if it came from unknown sources.  To control the spread of the disease, DA banned shipments of fowls from Luzon to any part of the country. Although DOH said that there are no reports of human being infected by the disease and there are low chances of animal to human transmission of the disease, the Department of Environment and natural resources has issued a warning to refrain from approaching any migratory birds in the light of fears that the virus came from birds. "We discourage the killing or poaching of the birds because this could just worsen the situation. Close contact with the birds will risk transmission," DENR-BMB Director Mundita Lim said. She also said that the actual strain of the disease has to be identified for proper disease management recommendations. some epidemiological assessment has to be made as well as creating an inter-agency committee on zoonosis together with DA and DOH. The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) is in the process of sending the samples to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Reference Laboratory for avian influenza for further testing. What is Influenza A virus subtype H5N1? Also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal speciesA bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1, is the highlycausative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as avian influenza ("bird flu"). It is (maintained in the population) in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia. It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.  Compared to AH1N1, the H5 strain is more fatal if contracted by humans.      If any human is infected, the usual signs according to World Health Association are fatigue, fever, conjunctivitis, sore throat, cough, and muscle aches. If the disease is remained untreated, the victim could experience rapid deterioration, viral pneumonia leading to respiratory distress, kidney failure, multi-organ failure or worst, death. Several H5N1 vaccines have been developed and approved, and stockpiled by a number of countries, including the United States Britain, France, Canada, and Australia, for use in an emergency.  How do you spot a chicken that is infected by bird flu virus?  Note these signs that a chicken is infected by the avian flu virus: •Ruffled feathers •Lethargy •Respiratory distress •Facial swelling •Decreased egg production •Sudden death with no warning signs   Now, how do you make sure that the chicken meat you bought from a local market is not infected with the virus?  Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas shared some tips on how to spot a bird flu infected chicken if you are buying from a local market. According to Mascariñas, the meat of a healthy, non-infected chicken is really white.The meat of a potentially virus infected chicken has a lot of black marks or spots so you need to avoid chicken meat with these kind of pigmentation or discoloration.   To prevent yourself  and your loved ones, though the spread of the disease in humans are rare but possible,  you should be aware on how the disease could spread.   The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds. Read More:     China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
The DOH and the Department of Agriculture assured the public that they are doing all possible measures to contain the outbreak. The DENR will also issue a memorandum to all its regional directors to intensify surveillance at airports and seaports pertaining to the smuggling of wild birds.

*Update: Department of Agriculture confirmed the strain of the bird flu virus as H5N6 which is highly transmissible to humans.

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