BAI confirms IBH cases increasing in the Philippines

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The Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has confirmed that cases of inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) are rising in the country. BAI Director Reildrin Morales said the disease, which is caused by fowl adenoviruses, poses a threat to the poultry industry because of its high mortality rate. He did not provide data as to the number of cases. Dr Morales noted that BAI has issued special import permits for autogenous vaccines to control the spread of IBH since vaccines available in the country do not match the current strain present in the country.

Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Manila, Philippines. Isa wrote a comprehensive report on how vaccinations work or fail, the types and trends in the article, ‘Vaccination essential for disease prevention, but not a silver bullet’.