May 27, 2024


Veterinary office in Negros Oriental, Philippines warns against consuming chickens with fowl cholera



The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) in Negros Oriental, Philippines, has urged the public not to consume chickens affected by fowl cholera, after the disease was detected in the municipality of Pamplona town, Philippine News Agency reported.


According to an initial report from the local agriculture office, seven farmers in Barangay Poblacion, Pamplona, lost a total of 94 chickens to fowl cholera.


Jaymar Vilos, PVO information officer-designate, said when a disease like fowl cholera spreads through a chicken population, the dead fowls should be immediately buried or burned. But some people reportedly cooked and consumed the infected chickens.


The cholera outbreak was quickly contained, but the PVO is remaining vigilant. They are also investigating reports of Newcastle Disease affecting chickens, which has reportedly infected some chickens in a northern town of the province.


Vilos urged farmers to report symptoms in their chickens so that preventive measures, such as immunization of nearby fowls, can be undertaken.


Negros Oriental remains free of avian influenza.


-      Philippine News Agency

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