Kaohsiung duck farm infected with bird flu

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/18
By Kelven Huang and Y.F. Low

0Kaohsiung, March 18 (CNA) A duck farm in Kaohsiung’s Qishan District was

Photo courtesy of Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office

confirmed Saturday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 4,457 birds, the city’s Animal Protection Office said.

This was the third bird flu case reported in Kaohsiung, the office said.

As of March 16, 92 poultry farms in Taiwan had been detected with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, and 766,290 birds had been culled, according to the Council of Agriculture.    [FULL  STORY]

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