By: Kuan-lin Liu and Yang Su-min
Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan issued a new ban on Japanese poultry on Friday after
an H5 strain of avian flu was detected in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture that led to the culling of 92,000 chickens.
The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on Friday listed Japan as an epidemic region for the highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza and reinstated a ban on the import of its poultry that was only lifted on Monday.
This news comes on the heels of reported outbreaks of the avian influenza throughout Japan, South Korea and Europe. [FULL STORY]