By: Kuo Chih-hsuan and Frances Huang
The center said that a total of 15,826 chickens around six weeks old were culled on the farm in Yanpu Township.
The authorities said the owner of the farm reported to the center on Wednesday that some of his chickens had recently died strangely, prompting the center to take samples from the farm for testing.
The test results came out Saturday showing that the chickens had contracted the H5N5 virus and the center immediately took action to have them culled. [FULL STORY]