By Teddy Cambosa
The province of Salahudin, located north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, has recorded a new bird flu outbreak, as the country’s Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture assured that all protecting procedures were adopted to curb the spread of the virus.
“The laboratory tests proved that poultry in Samarra, some 120 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, was infected with bird flu,” Ammar Khalil, governor of the province, said.
Over 60,000 chickens in the province were detected to have acquired the bird flu, as authorities are advising citizens to be on ‘high alert’ in confronting the virus.
All the chickens in the fields infected with the virus were culled, and the fields’ halls were sanitized, in addition to blocking and scanning 3 km of areas surrounding the fields.
Teddy Cambosa is a graduating BS Biology student and a former campus journalist at Batangas State University. He is also currently writing for MARKETECH APAC, a small APAC-focused marketing news site.