The bird flu strain that infected hundreds of thousands of fowls in Pampanga may not be the strain that transmits to humans, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said on Saturday.
"It's a good thing that the virus that was discovered in San Luis is the type that does not transmit to human beings," Piol said in an interview with the ABS-CBN News Channel.
"The four laboratory tests conducted showed that it's type A-H5, and it's negative of type A-H5N1, which is the strain that could be transmitted from animals to human beings," he explained.
Piol said that the strain may be A-H5N6, a subtype that supposedly does not infect humans. This, however, will still be confirmed by Austr...
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