Dead duck at Taipei park confirmed infected with H5 avian flu virus

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/12
By: Chen Ting-wei and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) A dead duck, found at a public park in Taipei last week, has

Photo courtesy of Taipei City government

been confirmed as infected with the H5 subtype strain of avian influenza virus, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA), which urged people not to feed or touch wild birds.

However, the test results did not indicate which N subtype strain of the virus killed the duck, which was found in Green Lake Park, Neihu District on March 8, due to several factors including the low level of virus volume, the council said.

Following the finding, Taipei City government mobilized 53 personnel on Sunday to clean bird droppings from 18 parks close to Green Lake Park and sterilize the areas.

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