Radio Taiwan International
Over 2600 ducks have been culled on a Yunlin County farm where testing has found a
strain of bird flu.
The strain was first detected on January 22 in the results of a county-mandated test that had used the farm’s ducks as a sample. Further testing by a Council of Agriculture lab confirmed the strain to be H5N6 on Thursday.
Taiwan’s agency in charge of animal health inspections, the BAPHIQ, said Friday that the strain of bird flu is not transmissible to humans. It also said that the outbreak had not yet reached a level where culling would be required. The agency said that the culling on the farm had been carried out as a precautionary measure.