Culling of Pigs with Ebola Strain to Take a Week

PHILIPPINES - The culling of 6,000 pigs infected with the Ebola Reston virus in Pandi, Bulacan will push through on Saturday (28 February).
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Health and agriculture officials said the pigs will be electrocuted, then buried in a 30-meter pit inside the farm.

ABS-CBN News reports that the media will not be allowed to cover the culling ordered by the government to prevent the possible spread of the disease.

The Department of Health (DOH) said this will also minimise human exposure to the sick pigs.

Health officials said the Ebola Reston virus poses no serious risks to humans.

The DOH said six pig farm workers have tested positive for Ebola Reston, but are in good health.

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