H5N6 avian flu outbreak in Taiwan ends

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/25
By: Yang Shu-min and Elaine Hou

Taipei, July 25 (CNA) The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has officially

(CNA file photo)

confirmed that the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N6 virus — which can be transmitted from birds to humans — in Taiwan has ended, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday.

When Taiwan reported its first confirmed case of the H5N6 avian flu virus in February, the COA immediately formed an ad hoc task force and took measures to combat the spread of the strain of bird flu, said Shih Tai-hwa (施泰華), deputy director-general of the COA’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine.

The COA also reported that case to OIE, according to Shih.    [FULL  STORY]

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