By: Chen Cheng-wei, Huang Kuo-feng and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Two duck farms in Yunlin County have been confirmed as having
been infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N2 and will be culled, the Bureau of Animal Health Inspection and Quarantine said Tuesday.
The two farms have 7,200 and 1,700 ducks, respectively.
Yunlin animal disease control officials will follow a set procedure to carry out the cull and monitor the farmers in their cleaning and disinfection work to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading.
The bureau also noted that one goose farm in Tainan and one in Chiayi County have reported unusually high death rates among their poultry and suspect avian flu infection. [FULL STORY]