Radio Taiwan Internatyional
Quarantine effort continues to contain H5N6 spread
The quarantine bureau is warning farmers that a drop off in the number of new H5N6
cases does not mean the ongoing bird flu outbreak has ended.
The warning comes amid a weeklong ban on the slaughter and transport of poultry that began Friday. After an uptick of reported cases over the weekend, Monday and Tuesday passed without any new cases of H5N6.
However, deputy director of the quarantine bureau Shih Tai-hua said Wednesday that the weather in Taiwan is expected to change in the coming days, bringing back the cold conditions favorable to H5N6. [FULL STORY]