H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

Date: May 04, 2015
By: Robert Roos, News Editor

Highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu has resurfaced in Turkey for the first time

Lawrence Wright / Flickr cc

Lawrence Wright / Flickr cc

since 2008, while the H5N8 virus has hit five more poultry farms in Taiwan, according to reports filed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

In Turkey, H5N1 killed a backyard flock of 27 poultry in the north-central province of Kastamonu, said a report submitted by Turkish officials today. They didn’t specify what bird species were in the flock.

In response to the outbreak, officials destroyed 92 backyard poultry within 3 kilometers of the site and cleaned and disinfected the facilities where they were kept, the report said. Monitoring is ongoing within 10 kilometers of the outbreak.     [FULL  STORY]

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