Avian flu hits another Taiwan poultry farm

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/08
By: Yang Shu-min and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday that avian flu

(CNA file photo)

had been confirmed on another farm in Taiwan, bringing the total number of infected farms to 82.

The latest case was an infection of poultry by the H5N2 virus, the COA said, adding that all the birds on the farm will be culled.

With the latest development, the number of infected farms in Taiwan rose to 82 and the number of birds culled so far has been 625,243, according to the COA’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.

Among the 82 farms, with 71 were infected by the H5N2 and H5N8 viruses and 11 were hit by the more virulent H5N6 strain, according to the COA.    [FULL  STORY]

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