DA: Pampanga bird flu strain may not be transmissible to humans

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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