Bird flu found at 4 chicken farms in Yunlin since December

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/10
By Yeh Tzu-kang and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) Since late December, avian influenza has been discovered at four chicken farms in

Photo courtesy of the Yunlin County government

Yunlin County, central Taiwan, the county government said on Tuesday.

The farms are located in Cihtong, Dounan, Mailiao and Taixi townships, but there is no indication of a major epidemic, according to the county’s Animal Disease Control Center.

In the latest case, more than 100 dead chickens found in a river on the border of Taixi and Mailiao last week were traced to a farm in Taixi. Tests on the dead chickens and those on the farm confirmed they were infected with the H5N2 bird flu virus on Monday, the center said.

All the remaining chickens on the farm were culled on Tuesday, the center said.    [FULL  STORY]

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