Avian flu outbreak at SW Taiwan chicken farm results in culling of 8,624 chickens

Abnormal deaths of farm chickens confirmed to have been caused by H5N5 outbreak

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/16
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Tainan City Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office office)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confirmed and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI A) (H5N5) outbreak at a chicken farm in Yanshuei District, Tainan City on Thursday (April 16) resulted in the culling of 8,624 chickens in the farm.

The chicken farm reported to the city’s Animal Health Inspection and Protection Office that there were abnormal deaths of the chickens at the farm, which were confirmed to have been caused by an H5N5 outbreak. In addition to the culling of all chickens at the farm on Thursday, 560 kilograms of eggs were also sent to incinerators to be destroyed, CNA reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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